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The Flying Saucer (1950)

Approved | | Thriller, Sci-Fi | 5 January 1950 (USA)
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Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe?

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Pat Garrison ...
Vee Langley
Hantz von Teuffen ...
Hans
Earle Lyon ...
Alex Muller (as Erl Lyon)
Lester Sharpe ...
Col. Marikoff
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Hank Thorn
Frank Darien ...
Matt Mitchell
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Turner
Roy Engel ...
Dr. Carl Lawton
Garry Owen ...
Bartender at Ernie's
Virginia Hewitt ...
Nanette
George Baxter ...
Fred Burnside
Philip Morris ...
Dreamland Bartender
Robert Boon ...
Barge Captain
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The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Have we visitors from outer space? See more »

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Trivia

According to the dates shown on two telegrams, the basic action of the film takes place mid-August 1949. See more »

Goofs

When Mike flies to Twin Lakes, the flight takes 6 minutes of film time, and so the distance must be several miles. And yet when the group walks through the tunnel, they appear to get there in only a few minutes. See more »

Quotes

Col. Marikoff: Mr. Trent, you're giving us a great deal of trouble. Why didn't you stay in New York with your drunken friends of the night club?
Mike Trent: I sobered up.
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Before the title, a message, 'We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of those in authority who made the release of the "Flying Saucer" film possible at this time.' See more »

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Featured in To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill (1997) See more »

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a one way ticket to dullsville
19 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I tried to like The Flying saucer...I really did, but this low budget thriller simply didn't work for me. (It didn't "take off", if you will.) For one thing the black and white photography is so bleak and cold that it actually works against the film. The acting ranges from bland to overwrought and the dialog is stilted and lifeless. Here's the thing; all of these shortcomings taken together still might mot torpedo the overall enjoyment of this film, but its' boneheaded polemic (even for 1950) left me flat. I did like the location shooting ( the film is set in Alaska) but that didn't stop me from wanting the movie to be over--soon. The Flying Saucer is disappointing on all levels.


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