Passed | | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
This was the only debut film featuring one of Toho's "Big Four" monsters (Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah) that Akira Ifukube did not compose the music for.
Mothra will soon be here.
Journalist Senichiro 'Sen-chan' Fukuda: Mothra?
Shobijin, Shobijin: Mothra, she'll rescue us, and return us to our island!
When Mothra is destroying Newkirk City, the site of the action repeatedly returns to show various shots of destruction in front of the "Newkirk Motors" building.
The U.S. version, as released by Columbia Pictures, has an extensive cast listing. However, the names of Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi and Kyoko Kagawa are missing. They are the top billed stars of the film.
The American version deleted the scene where Senchiro crosses himself after it is asked that everyone pray.
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