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Invasion U.S.A. (1952)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  10 December 1952 (USA)
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A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Vince Potter
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Carla Sanford
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Mr. Ohman
Robert Bice ...
George Sylvester
Tom Kennedy ...
Tim, Bartender
Wade Crosby ...
Illinois Congressman Arthur V. Harroway
Erik Blythe ...
Ed Mulfory
Phyllis Coates ...
Mrs. Mulfory
Aram Katcher ...
Factory Window Washer
Knox Manning ...
Newscaster
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Radio Dispatcher
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Second Airline Ticket Agent
Clarence A. Shoop ...
Army Major
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Storyline

Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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It will scare the pants off you!

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

10 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Invasion U.S.A.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$127,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,200,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both Noel Neill and Phyllis Coates portrayed "Lois Lane" in the TV series Adventures of Superman (1952). See more »

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This film shows Boulder City Nevada as a flatland farm community downriver from Hoover Dam being flooded by water after the dam is bombed. Boulder City is on a hilltop seven miles from the dam and some 1300 additional feet in elevation. See more »

Quotes

Woman: Could I get a ticket to Gardner Field, Montana?
Second Airline Ticket Agent: Gardner Field, Montana?
Woman: That's right.
Second Airline Ticket Agent: Is this a business trip?
Woman: No, I want to go home. My husband's there, my children are with him.
Second Airline Ticket Agent: I'm sorry, madam. All flights to Gardner Field have been discontinued.
Woman: Discontinued? For how long?
Second Airline Ticket Agent: I'm afraid... permanently.
Woman: There hasn't been an attack?
Second Airline Ticket Agent: Early this morning.
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Wow!!!!
12 August 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I heard about this movie, Invasion USA, many years ago but it wasn't until this week (as a matter of fact today) that I finally got the movie to add to my video collection.

The primary reason that I had wanted to see it was that both Noel Neill and Phyllis Coates had parts in this movie. You ask, who are these actresses. Both of them played Lois Lane in the Adventures of Superman. Noell Neill played the original Lois Lane in the original Superman with Kirk Alyn in 1948.

I had heard that there was some sort of scuffle between them on this set and I wanted to see how professional actresses can overcome personal feelings between each other.

Well, the scenes that they were involved in didn't even have any connection with each other. Noell Neill was a ticket agent and had maybe 2 minutes on screen. Phyliss Coates had approximately the same amount of time but was in Colorado trying to fight the waters of the Colorado river after Boulder Dam was bombed by the "enemy".

If the United States, which is supposed to be a major super power, gets overrun in maybe a month, is really in essence, a paper tiger.

We saw some evidence of a weak and unprepared USA first at Pearl Harbor, the Vietnam war, and then September 11, 2001 in New York City.

I look up to the USA as the world protector and the champion of freedom, and I hope that the film Invasion USA will ALWAYS be classified as fiction.


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