Cast & Crew
Edward L. Alperson
In Tokyo a bank robber trying to escape the police overturns his car, but the police can find no trace of his body in the wreckage. Investigation reveals that the bank teller was strangled, although there is no trace of physical violence on his body. When a large portion of the stolen money turns up in the home of Fujichiyo, a famous dancer, she is taken into custody. Mizuno, who calls himself the Human Vapor, meets with the police; he admits that he committed the robbery out of love for Fujichiyo and that a scientist's experiments have made it possible for him to change at will into a vapor gas. Mizuno reenacts the robbery for the skeptical police and, immune to their bullets, strangles two of them. Scientists advise the police on a means of destroying the Human Vapor, and, using Fujichiyo as bait, police lure him to a theater into which is piped a deadly gas. A spark ignites the gas, and the theater burns down with the Human Vapor still inside.
Released in Japan in 1960 as Gasu ningen daiichigo; running time: 92 min.