Raymond Burr is on his way to a news assignment in Cairo but stops off in Tokyo to cover the story of a fabled monster, Godzilla, which is mysteriously destroying ships by fire. The monster, breathing fire that causes buildings, steel and land to burst into flame, comes out of the sea and into Tokyo, which he leaves in ruins. With the civilized world in peril, a young Japanese scientist discovers a compound that will destroy the oxygen in water by chain reaction. The scientist descends into the water in a diving suit to detonate the device and, although the scientist is killed, Godzilla is also destroyed.
With Raymond Burr, featured villain in "Rear Window" and dozens of other Hollywood films, as the only familiar player, this picture must be sold on its sensational angles. Use cutouts of Godzilla or papier-mache reproductions of this monster to attract the horror fans and compare it to "King Kong," "The Creature From Beneath the Sea" and other famed film monsters.
Raging Through the World on a Rampage of Destruction ... Civilization Crumbles As A Monster's Death Rays Blast a City From the Face of the Earth ... See Every Earth-Shaking, Screen-Shattering Thrill. FLASHBACK: MAY 12, 1956
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GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS
An Embassy-Toho release, horror/drama, 80 min.