The Legend of the White Serpent

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Toho Kaiju
Madame White Snake
The Legend of the White Serpent
Directed by                   Produced by
Shiro Toyoda Tomoyuki Tanaka
Written by                       Music by  
Toshio Yasumi Ikuma Dan
Distributed by                       Rating      
Toho Company Ltd.JP
Frank Lee InternationalUS
  Budget                           Box Office
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Running Time
103 minutes
(1 hour, 43 minutes)
Designs Used

The Legend of the White Serpent (白夫人の妖恋,   Byaku Fujin no Yoren?, lit. Bewitched Love of Madame White) is a 1956 tokusatsu film co-produced by Toho Company Ltd. and Shaw Brothers Ltd. The film was released to Japanese theaters on July 5, 1956, and to American theaters on October 22, 1965.




Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Shiro Toyoda
  • Written by   Toshio Yasumi
  • Produced by   Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Music by   Ikuma Dan
  • Cinematography by   Mitsuo Miura
  • Edited by   Koichi Iwashita
  • Production Design by   Akira Watanabe
  • Special Effects by   Eiji Tsuburaya and Akira Watanabe


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Ryo Ikebe   as   Xu Xian
  • Shirley Yamaguchi   as   Madam White
  • Makoto Kobori   as   Norikai
  • Yoshio Kosugi   as   Public Official
  • Ikio Sawamura   as   Public Official
  • Akira Tani   as   Oil merchant
  • Eijiro Tono   as   Person at Luyashan Pass
  • Bokuzen Hidari   as   Old man


Main article: The Legend of the White Serpent/Gallery.


Main article: Madame White Snake (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Bewitched Love of Madame White (白夫人の妖恋; Japan)
  • Madame White Snake (America)

Theatrical Releases

Video Releases

Toho (2015)[1]

  • Released: July 15, 2015
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: Color, Dolby
  • Other Details: 103 minutes run time, 1 disc





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