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Half Human

Japan 1955
produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka for Toho
directed by Inoshiro Honda
starring Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi, Momoko Kochi, Nobuo Nakamura, Sachio Sakai, Kokuten Kodo, Yoshio Kosugi, Kenji Kasahara, Tadashi Okabe, Akira Tani, Koji Suzuki, Ren Yamamoto, Akira Sera, Yasuhisa Tsutsumi, Akira Yamada, Sagara Sanshiro, Takashi Ito
story by Shigeru Kayama, screenplay by Takeo Murada, music by Masaru Sato, special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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A group of mountaineers led by zooplogist professor Koizumi (Nobuo Nakamura) gets caught up in a storm on a mountain, and one of the group, Takeno (Tadashi Akabe), goes missing in the process. The next day, when the rest of the group goes looking for him, they only find giant footprints ... of the Yeti (Sagara Sanshiro) perhaps?

Professor Koizumi feels obliged to lead a search party to rescue Takeno, not only because he feels obliged to rescue the boy, but also because he wants to find and examine a live Yeti (and can you blame him), and he is strongly supported by Takeno's brother Shinsuke (Kenji Kasahara), Takeno's sister Michiko (Momoko Kochi), and Michiko's lover Iijima (Akira Takarada). But not everybody is happy about the professor's Yeti hunt, especially animal trader Oba (Yoshio Kosugi), who wants to capture the Yeti to make a fortune exhibiting him around the globe - and he can't need competition one bit.

Eventually, Iijima runs into Oba and his men, they get into a fight, and Iijima is thrown of a cliff to his death ... and he would have died too if it wasn't for native girl Chika (Akemi Negishi), who saves him, carries him to her village, and nurses him back to health. However, Chika's village is a secret village actually worshipping the Yeti, and the village elder (Kokuten Kodo) is less than pleased about the newcomer from the outer world, and thus, when Chika's not looking he and his men tie Iijima up and hang him down a cliff, for the vultures to feed on. However, the Yeti arrives ahead of the vultures, and he ... saves Iijima's life.

Chika, not knowing that Iijima is already saved, looks for him everywhere and eventually runs into Oba and company, who pretend to be Iijima's friends just to have her lead them to the Yeti's lair. They manage to capture the Yeti, but then his son Takashi Ito interferes, everything leads to a big brawl in which Oba and his men are killed, tehre trucks are thrown over the cliffs - but Yeti junior dies as well. Daddy Yeti is so enraged that he lays waste to the secret native village and kills the village elder.

Iijima joins up with professor Koizumi's group again and they head for the native village, to find it in ruins and deserted. Only Chika has stayed behind, and now she leads Koizumi's men to the Yeti's cave in an effort to calm him down - but the situation backfires, and eventually, the Yeti takes Michiko captive, Chika tries to stab the Yeti but is doomed to die a heroine's death, and ultimately, the Yeti has to be shot dead ...

 

Inoshiro Honda's second monster movie might be as serious in approach as his first one, Godzilla from a year before, but it's by far not as successful in bringing its message across: While Godzilla was basically a film about pacifism cleverly disguised as a pulpy story about mass destruction, Beast Man Snow Man is much more obvious in delivering its message about a misunderstood creature - but also embarrassingly blunt and simplistic to the point of silliness. Sure, the film is still competently enough directed and features atmospheric enough scenes to be at least moderately entertaining, but it certainly is no masterpiece.

 

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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