The Flying Saucer (1950)

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Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe?



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Complete credited cast:
Mikel Conrad ...
Pat Garrison ...
Vee Langley
Hantz von Teuffen ...
Earle Lyon ...
Alex Muller (as Earl Lyon)
Lester Sharpe ...
Col. Marikoff
Russell Hicks ...
Hank Thorn
Frank Darien ...
Matt Mitchell
Roy Engel ...
Dr. Carl Lawton
Garry Owen ...
Bartender at Ernie's
Virginia Hewitt ...
George Baxter ...
Fred Burnside
Philip Morris ...
Dreamland Bartender
Robert Boon ...
Barge Captain


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 <>

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


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5 January 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El disco volador  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When the two protagonists first enter the Alaskan lodge, there is a large mounted deer head visible on the wall immediately inside the door on one side of the window. Later, when the bad guys ambush them, the deer head has moved to the wall on the other side of the window. See more »


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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"It was just a small bomb" You got that right.
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whenever I think about this movie, the scene that comes to mind is when the head bad-guy machine-guns one of his own henchmen to get the hero who is using the poor sap as a shield, figuring that the Evil Russian won't kill his own lackey. The E.R. than proceeds to pump about fifty rounds into the poor chump, but the hero is not hit once. Anyone with military or police experience knows that a human body will not serve as protection against a Thompson sub-machine gun shot from less than ten feet away. In real life, the hero would have been a sieve.

Now, the fact that this is what stuck with me about this movie is actually too bad. The shots of Alaskan scenery are terrific and the basic story was not too badly conceived. The plot as it is played out and dialog however are in the poor to horrid range. Not bad enough to be funny, disjointed and entirely unacceptable as to the actions of the hero and heroine who are supposed to be high level secret operatives, the abrupt ending typifies the entire movie.

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