I love this poster for the American release of 1961's Mothra. In the first appearance of Toho's second most-recognizable monster after Godzilla, the exploitation of an uncharted island's people by greedy Japanese opportunists leads to the wrath of the island's sole protector -- a giant, irradiated moth. Mothra went on to appear in ten more Toho films, often as Godzilla's co-star. They're the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan of destroying Tokyo.
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