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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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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)
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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
 

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Runtime:
73 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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:
Carla Sanford:It's a nightmare, this can't be happening!
Vince Potter:It was a cinch to happen. The last time I met a girl I really liked, they bombed Pearl Harbor.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Wow!!!!, 12 August 2003
Author: dls-3 from Toronto, Canada

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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