List of Japanese films of 1956

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A list of films released in Japan in 1956 (see 1956 in film).

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1956
Arashi Hiroshi Inagaki Chishu Ryu, Kinuyo Tanaka Drama Entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival
The Burmese Harp Kon Ichikawa Shoji Yasui War
Crazed Fruit Kō Nakahira Masahiko Tsugawa, Yujiro Ishihara Drama
Christ in Bronze Minoru Shibuya Eiji Okada, Osamu Takizawa Drama Entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival
Early Spring Yasujirō Ozu Haruko Sugimura Drama
Ghost-Cat of Gojusan-Tsugi Bin Kado
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Ishirō Honda Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura Science-fiction Japanese-American co-production
The Legend of the White Serpent Shirō Toyoda Entered into the 6th Berlin International Film Festival
Mahiru no ankoku Tadashi Imai Won Best Film at the 7th Blue Ribbon Awards and at the 11th Mainichi Film Awards
Migratory Birds of the Flowers Katsuhiko Tasaka
Nagareru Mikio Naruse Isuzu Yamada, Kinuyo Tanaka Drama
Punishment Room Kon Ichikawa N/A N/A [1]
Rodan Ishirō Honda Yumi Shirakawa Science fiction First kaiju film in color. First appearance of Rodan
Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island Hiroshi Inagaki Toshiro Mifune, Koji Tsuruta
Shuu Mikio Naruse Setsuko Hara, Kyoko Kagawa Drama
Sisters of the Gion Hiromasa Nomura Michiyo Kogure, Tamao Nakamura Drama
Street of Shame Kenji Mizoguchi Machiko Kyō, Ayako Wakao Drama
Victory Is Mine Seijun Suzuki Kou Mishima, Ichirō Sugai Action
Warning from Space Shima, KojiKoji Shima Toyomi Karita Science fiction [2]
Marason zamurai
Tsukigata Hanpeita
A Wife's Heart Mikio Naruse Toshiro Mifune, Hideko Takamine Drama
The Renyasai Yagyu Hidden Story Katsuhiko Tasaka Raizo Ichikawa, Shintaro Katsu Drama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punishment Room". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Galbraith, Stuart (1994). Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. McFarland. p. 308. ISBN 0-89950-853-7. 

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