Japanese King Kong (1933)

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Japanese King Kong
A promotional still from Japanese King Kong
Directed by Torajiro Saito
Written by Akira Fushimi
Distributor Shochiku Company Ltd.
Running time 3 reels (approximately 45 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1

Japanese King Kong (和製キング・コング,   Wasei Kingu Kongu) is a lost Japanese comedy short film produced by Shochiku Company Ltd. It serves as something of a parody of the original King Kong and was produced to coincide with Shochiku's Japanese distribution of the film. 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.

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


Main article: Japanese King Kong/Gallery.

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