Godzilla, King of the Monsters! is a 1956 Japanese/American black-and-white science fiction/Kaiju film. It is an "Americanized" version of the original Godzilla film. The majority of the film's footage is taken from the 1954 Japanese film Gojira, which had previously been shown subtitled in the United States in Japanese community theaters only, and was not known in Europe. For the American production, the original Japanese footage was dubbed into the English language and new footage was shot with Canadian actor Raymond Burr.