Mothra (1961)Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru, an island previously used for atomic tests. Amazingly free of radiation effects, they believe they were protected by a special juice given to them by the natives. A joint expedition of Rolithican and Japanese scientists explores Beiru and discovers many curious things, including two women only a foot high. Unscrupulous expedition leader Clark Nelson abducts the women and puts them in a vaudeville show. But their sweet singing contains a telepathic cry for help to Mothra, the gigantic moth worshiped as a goddess by the island people. Mothra seeks the women in Tokyo, wreaking the usual havoc and special effects.
Directed by: Ishirô Honda
The cast includes: Frankie Sakai (Journalist Senichiro ''Sen-chan'' Fukuda (AKA: ''B), Emi Ito (Shobijin (Twin Fairy)), Yumi Ito (Shobijin (Twin Fairy))
Also known as: Masura
MPAA rating: , Running time: 91 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
Related categories: Atomic SciFi, Monsters on the Loose