About the film
The Adventures of Sun Wu Kung
Release Date: April 19, 1959
|Production Companies||:||Toho Co.|
|Producers||:||Tomoyuki Tanaka, Jin Usami|
|Writers||:||Takeo Murata, Wu Cheng'en, Kajirō Yamamoto|
The mythical adventures of the legendary Chinese trickster Monkey, who must outwit a variety of wily demons who stand in the way of him and his fellow Buddhist travelers. Though portrayed as a literal, if rather anthropomorphized, monkey in the original legends, this film substitutes the spindly comic actor Norihei Miki, sans makeup.