Japanese King Kong (1933)

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Japanese King Kong
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Directed by Torajiro Saito
Written by Akira Fushimi
Distributor Shochiku Kinema
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 Kinema. 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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Like 90% of all Japanese films produced before 1945,[1] Japanese King Kong is considered a lost film.


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.


This is a list of references for Japanese King Kong. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Richie, Donald (14 September 2003). Uncovering lost worlds of Japanese film. The Japan Times.


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