Japanese King Kong (1933)

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Japanese King Kong
Picture believed to be from Wasei Kingu Kongu
Directed by Torajiro Saito
Written by Akira Fushimi
Distributor Shochiku Company Ltd.
Rating Unrated
Aspect ratio 1.37:1

Japanese King Kong (和製キングコング,   Wasei Kingu Kongu) is a lost 1933 Japanese short film produced by Shochiku Company Ltd. It is based on the American name which was released the same year, or possibly on the 1932 novel that proceeded it. It was released to Japanese theaters on October 5, 1933.


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Japanese King Kong is believed lost since the late 1940's. This has been attributed to events ranging from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 to the fire bombing campaign of Japan during World War II. Film historians agree this is likely, as approximately only 1% of Japan's prewar films survived these events.


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Torajiro Saito
  • Written by   Akira Fushimi
  • Cinematography by   Yoshio Taketomi


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Yasuko Koizumi   as   Omitsu
  • Takeshi Sakamoto   as   Yokoshima
  • Kotaro Sekiguchi   as   Seizo
  • Nagamasa Yamada   as   Koichi
  • Isamu Yamaguchi   as   King Kong


Main article: Japanese King Kong/Gallery.


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