Screenplay Shinsei Adachi
|Director Shinsei Adachi|
Music director Yoshinobu Shiraki
Produced by Daiei Film
Writer Nobuo Adachi
|Release date February 24, 1951|
Cast Johji Oka (Kyosuke Tashiro), Ryosuke Kagawa (Kenkichi Kato), Tatsuo Saito (Tenshin Haida), Hiroshi Nihonyanagi (Ryuzo Yamazaki), Sumiko Hidaka (Emiko Haraguchi)
Tetsu no tsume (鉄の爪, Tetsu no tsume) (Claws of Steel) is a 1951 black-and-white Japanese horror film (J-Horror) directed by Shinsei Adachi for Daiei Films. It was shot in Black and White, Academy ratio full-screen, and was never dubbed in English. The film was never shown in the US, and was only available on laserdisc in Japan. The writer/director Shinsei Adachi is referred to on imdb as "Nobuo" Adachi.
A meek church worker who was once bitten by an ape on a jungle island in WW2 begins to transform into a beast-man whenever he drinks alcohol. He develops a split personality like Jekyll & Hyde, one half adoring a virginal church organist, the other lusting after an immoral showgirl. A friend puts him into his nightclub act, showcasing his weird ability to transform from man to beast so effectively. At the climax, the man reverts entirely to bestial and wrecks a nightclub, taking a pretty showgirl hostage.
ReferencesTetsu no tsume Wikipedia
Tetsu no tsume IMDb