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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 ...
Mike Trent
Pat Garrison ...
Vee Langley
Hantz von Teuffen ...
Hans
Earle Lyon ...
Alex Muller (as Earl Lyon)
Lester Sharpe ...
Col. Marikoff
Russell Hicks ...
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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Thriller | Sci-Fi

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5 January 1950 (USA)  »

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El disco volador  »

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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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A black bear is shown when the plot indicates the more dangerous brown or grizzly bear. See more »

Quotes

Mike Trent: [to Thorn] I'm not going to Alaska. I'm having too much fun in New York.
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The Flying Saucers are coming
12 April 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Flying Saucer was the first movie to deal with this subject and was one of the first sci-fi movies of the 1950's. Despite reading a lot of bad reviews about it, this isn't actually too bad.

A journalist and his "nurse" are sent to Alaska to investigate strange sightings of flying saucers over there. His "nurse" is with him because as he is undercover, he is in Alaska "recovering from a nervous breakdown". Not surprisingly, he falls in love with her during the movie. They make a hunting lodge as their home during their stay but the man who suppose be helping them to do odd jobs is actually a Russian spy and tries to kill the woman a couple of times. He has something to do with the saucer, which appears eventually. The spies are caught out at the end and one of them takes off in the saucer, which then explodes into thousands of little pieces.

There is some nice scenery in The Flying Saucer and the music score is quite good for a low budget movie.

The cast is mostly made up of unknowns with Mikel Conrad and Pat Garrison as the too main stars. Conrad also wrote the story and produced. He also appeared in another sci-fi B movie - Untamed Women in 1952.

Though not brilliant, The Flying Saucer is worth having in any sci-fi collection. Enjoyable.

Rating: 2 and a half stars out of 5.


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