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The Man from Planet X (1951)

Approved | | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi | 27 April 1951 (USA)
As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Clarke ...
John Lawrence
Margaret Field ...
Enid Elliot
Raymond Bond ...
Prof. Elliot
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Dr. Mears
Roy Engel ...
Tommy - the Constable
David Ormont ...
Inspector Porter
Gilbert Fallman ...
Dr. Robert Blane
Tom Daly ...
Donal - a searcher
June Jeffery ...
Wife of Missing Man
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To study a rogue planet heading for a near-miss with Earth, Prof. Elliot sets up an observatory on the foggy moors of a remote Scottish island, with his pretty daughter and Dr. Mears, a former student with a shady past. Soon after arrival of reporter John Lawrence, a ship from Planet X just happens to land near the observatory. Is the visitor (who actually looks alien) benevolent? What are Mears' real motives for trying to communicate with it? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The WEIRDEST Visitor the Earth has ever seen! See more »


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O Homem do Planeta X  »

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$41,000 (estimated)
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Margaret Field and Robert Clarke had recently worked together on A Modern Marriage (1950) and were chosen over 100 other applicants. See more »

Goofs

Enid's car had a blow out on the night it failed. When John Lawrence went back. He simple took a small air pump and pumped the tire up. And went on about his way. When a tire blows out it destroys the tire. At the very least it would require patching before it could hold air. And in most cases the blowout is the result of a catastrophic failure of the tire. And once the tire fails. Even more damage is done to the tire before the car can be brought to a stop. The damage gets worse because you drive on the flattened tire. And the rim damages the tire. See more »

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Professor Elliot: Your statement has the tinge of fantasy.
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Featured in To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill (1997) See more »

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Classic among Big-Headed Monsters
13 April 2000 | by (US) – See all my reviews

One of the five sci-fi's I remember every single detail of from my earliest days as a fan. For the genre, I think it's considerably above average. The moor is nicely atmospheric. There's one of every character in the book: the good guy, the bad guy, the local sheriff, the lovely damsel, her father the old professor, etc. The scene where we're looking for the first time through the window of the ship and the visitor peeks out from the other side is easily as good as the three-fingered-hand-on-the-shoulder in War of the Worlds. Nice "character" to the visitor, for whom, like Karloff's Frankenstein, we end up feeling some empathy .


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