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Irving Block (1910–1986)


Together with partners Jack Rabin and Louis DeWitt, he was known throughout the 1950s for providing special effects for low-budget producers. The team would also put together their own projects with Block doing much of the writing. See more trivia »


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Hide Hide Show Show Visual effects (11 credits)
 1959-1960 Men Into Space (TV Series) (photographic effects - 14 episodes)
- Flash in the Sky (1960) ... (photographic effects)
- Caves of the Moon (1960) ... (photographic effects)
- Sea of Stars (1960) ... (photographic effects)
- Tankers in Space (1960) ... (photographic effects)
- Quarantine (1959) ... (photographic effects)
 1959 The Atomic Submarine (special effects designer and creator)
 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (special photographic effects)
 1959 The Giant Behemoth (special effects designer and creator - uncredited)
 1957 Monster from Green Hell (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1957 Kronos (special effects designer and creator)
 1953 Invaders from Mars (matte artist - uncredited) / (optical effects - uncredited)
 1951 Flight to Mars (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1951 Unknown World (special photographic effects - as I.A. Block)
 1950 Rocketship X-M (matte painter - as I.A. Block)
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Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Art director (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (2 credits)

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I.A. Block

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