Wasei Kingu Kongu (1933)

Japan,
30m
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A Japanese short borderline fantasy film directed by Torajirô Saitô. All prints are believed to have been destroyed in the fire-bombing of Tokyo during World War II.

Plot Summary

The down-and-out Santa ekes out a meger living from lost and discarded coins on the streets of Tokyo. Noting the success of King Kong (1933), he offers to dress up as Kong to promote it further. During one performance, he spots his ex-girlfriend Omitsu with her wealthy new boyfriend and goes on a violent rampage.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Torajirô Saitô
Shochiku
Screenplay and Story: Akira Fushimi
Director of Photography: Yoshio Taketomi

Cast
Yasuko Koizumi (Omitsu)
Isamu Yamaguchi (King Kong)
Kotarô Sekiguchi (Seizo)
Chosei Yamada (Koichi)
Takeshi Sakamoto (Yokoshima)

See also
King Kong (1933)