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Director:
Writers:
Robert Smith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 1952 (USA) See more »
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It will scare the pants off you!
Plot:
A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Invasion of the Booty Snatchers See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gerald Mohr ... Vince Potter

Peggie Castle ... Carla Sanford

Dan O'Herlihy ... 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

Noel Neill ... Second Airline Ticket Agent
Clarence A. Shoop ... Army Major
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Carr ... Plant Worker (uncredited)
John Crawford ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Richard Eyer ... Blythe's Son (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man from Omaha (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Russian Sea Captain (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Plant Worker (uncredited)
Jack Reitzen ... Russian Invader (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Third Newscaster (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Plane Spotter (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred E. Green 
 
Writing credits
Robert Smith (screenplay)

Robert Smith (from a story by) and
Franz Schulz (from a story by) (as Franz Spencer)

Produced by
Joseph Justman .... executive producer
Peter Miller .... associate producer
Robert Smith .... producer
Albert Zugsmith .... producer
 
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
 
Cinematography by
John L. Russell (director of photography) (as John L. Russell Jr.)
 
Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
 
Set Decoration by
John Sturtevant 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph E. Black .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank McWhorter .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Roscoe Cline .... mechanical effects (as Rocky Cline)
Jack Rabin .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Einar Bourman .... wardrobe: men (as Einar H. Bourman)
De De Johnson .... wardrobe: Miss Castle
 
Editorial Department
W. Donn Hayes .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Robert Bice .... dialogue director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
73 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | USA:Approved (PCA #15899)

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Trivia:
Both Noel Neill and Phyllis Coates portrayed "Lois Lane" in the TV series "Adventures of Superman" (1952).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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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Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV)See more »

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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Invasion of the Booty Snatchers, 26 November 2007
Author: strausbaugh from NYC

It's worth noting that this ultra-low-budget splicing-together of unmatched stock footage was mocked and panned even in its own day, so it should not be viewed seriously as an accurate document of Cold War paranoia. Even in the depths of the Red Scare, most Americans weren't stupid enough to be scared by crap like this. It was more like a super-cheapie public service announcement for the military-industrial complex. If you fast forward through most of the stock WW2 battle scenes, which are endless, and slow down for the "story" scenes, it's a mildly amusing exercise in what-if? science fiction -- doofy and utterly implausible, but good for some wry smiles. I mean, you gotta love that the hypnotist fortune teller is named Ohman. It's also kind of interesting that many, many more "serious," bigger-budget invasion and terrorist- plot films since this one have followed a pretty similar storyline, if more competently. Add the general atmosphere of paranoia post-9/11, and this thing is worth a look, with the FF button to the metal.

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