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Directed by TERRY MORSE and I. HONDA – A TRANS WORLD Release

Copyright 1956

This is an original 8×10 image on glossy paper distributed by the National Screen Service Corp for display in theaters.
Production Number: 56-214

From The Monster Island News Archives

About Godzilla:

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and
are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater
mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon
head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were
sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys
several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to
the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyôhei Yamane, his
daughter Emiko, and young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who
also happens to be Emiko’s lover, even though she is
betrothed to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa) soon discover something
more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164-foot-tall
(50-meter-tall) monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now,
the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not
only Japan but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster
be destroyed before it is too late, and what role will the
mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?