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The Flying Saucer (1950)

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

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Complete credited cast:
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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
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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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Storyline

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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Streaking out of the unknown comes a strange new terror! 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 »

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When Mike runs his boat into the rock, he is thrown back and up to his feet. In reality, when the boat stopped suddenly, he should have been thrown forward. See more »

Quotes

Mike Trent: [to Vee] You're prettier than my top sergeant, but, baby, you talk just like him.
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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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An embarrassment of a movie.
3 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just love 1950s B-grade science fiction movies, but I can't open my heart to this one. Mikel Conrad walking, Mikel Conrad smoking, Mikel Conrad standing around, Mikel Conrad riding in a boat, Mikel Conrad...well, you surely have the drift of my opinion by now. For the life of me I can't figure out what anyone had in mind when they financed this turkey of a film, which has some of the worst acting and dialogue I've ever laid eyes or ears on. Even the "action-filled" fight scenes have all the realism one might expect from a grade school production. The flying saucer? Well it appears they saved a bit on the budget by purchasing the item from the pages of a schlock comic book of the era ("Genuine Spaceship!! Holds 2 crewman!! Only $3.99 plus shipping!!!"). Nope, not even my odd obsession with giant irradiated bugs, spooky invaders and evil scientists can brook this piece of garbage.


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