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Invasion U.S.A. -- The U.S. is being invaded! Unknown enemy troops pour over the borders. Bombs are dropping on major cities and installations, including an H-bomb on New York City at the film's riveting climax.
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Smith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 December 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THEY PUSH A BUTTON AND VAST CITIES VANISH BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES! (1956 re-release) See more »
Plot:
A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Red Scare of the most absurd kind See more (35 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 ... Mulfory's Son (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Man from Omaha (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... President of the U.S.A. (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Russian Sea Captain (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Wise Guy in Bar (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Military Guardsman (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Plant Worker (uncredited)
Jack Reitzen ... Russian Invader (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Third Newscaster (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Invasion, U.S.A." - USA (poster title)
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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) | West Germany:16 (f)

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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:
Mr. Ohman:I think America wants new leadership.
Vince Potter:What kind of leadership do you suggest?
Mr. Ohman:I suggest a wizard.
Vince Potter:A what?
Mr. Ohman:A wizard, like Merlin, who could kill his enemies by wishing them dead. That's the way we like to beat Communism now, by wishing it dead.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV)See more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Red Scare of the most absurd kind, 4 July 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

A bunch of people sitting in a bar find themselves suddenly witnessing the Red invasion of America. As the commies take over life for everyone becomes a living hell and every cold war stereotype is trotted out for us to boo and hiss, before the final and revelation (which you'll guess way in advance- if its not on the video box)

This is a movie to sit and watch and shake your head at. Popcorn and the beverage of your choice will be spilled as you fall into fits of laughter as people are raped, tortured and forced to do the most absurd things.

How did anyone keep a straight face when they made this?

Or were we that gullible?

This movie is a scream. On an enjoyment level its a 7 out of 10, on a real level it owes us points, but since enjoyment is all I give it a 7. When planning your next so bad its good night be sure to include this little gem.

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