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Mothra

Mothra (1961)

Shipwreck survivors found on the presumably uninhabited Infant Island leads to a scientific expedition that discovers a surviving native population along with the Shobijin, tiny twin priestesses of the island's mythical deity named Mothra. Businessman Clark Nelson kidnaps the fairies to exploit them for profit, causing Mothra to set out on a rampage to rescue them.

Plot Keywords: journalist, based on novel or book, monster, ambassador, island, fairy, dam, giant monster, cigarette smoking, tokyo, japan, tokusatsu, guardian, construction, moth, metamorphosis, miniature people, kaiju, surrender, cocoon, havoc, h bomb, airfield, editor, man eating plant, monster movie, tokyo tower, mosura

Original Titleモスラ
DirectorIshirō Honda
WritersTomoyuki Tanaka, Shinichi Sekizawa, Takehiko Fukunaga, Shinichirô Nakamura, Yoshie Hotta
Production CompaniesToho Company, Ltd., Columbia Pictures
Production CountryJapan
Spoken LanguageEnglish, 日本語

Alternate Titles

Mothra, a Deusa Selvagem
Mothra bedroht die Welt
Mosura
Mothra la indestructible
モスラアタック東京!
大怪獣モスラ