Mothra vs. Godzilla is a 1964 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Ishiro Honda, and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Akira Takarada, Kenji Sahara and Hiroshi Koizumi. The fourth film in the Godzilla series, it was the first in which Toho began bringing in monsters from other productions, having Godzilla cross paths with Mothra. This trend would continue later in the same year with Rodan, in the film Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster. 
 
The film was released theatrically in the United States and Canada in the summer of 1964 (four months after its Japanese debut) by American International Pictures as Godzilla vs. the Thing.

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Mad Men:
Season:  4  / Episode:  3 
The Good News

This Television Episode refers to Mothra vs. Godzilla part of Godzilla and Mothra
After discussing numerous movies, Don and Lane end up seeing this Godzilla film. It was likely called "Godzilla vs. the Thing" at this period in time in New York City, but has since been renamed "Mothra vs. Godzilla".

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King Kong vs. Godzilla
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Mothra vs. Godzilla
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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
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Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
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Godzilla: Final Wars
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Godzilla
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Mothra

 

Mothra
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Mothra vs. Godzilla
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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
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Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
part of Godzilla and Mothra

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Destroy All Monsters
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Godzilla vs. Mothra
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Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
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Rebirth of Mothra
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Rebirth of Mothra II
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Rebirth of Mothra III
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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
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Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
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Godzilla: Final Wars
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