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Writer:
Ronald Davidson (written by)
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Release Date:
16 July 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Invasion From A Mystery Planet! See more »
Plot:
The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Judd Holdren ... Larry Martin
Aline Towne ... Sue Davis
Wilson Wood ... Bob Wilson
Lane Bradford ... Marex
Stanley Waxman ... Dr. Harding
John Crawford ... Roth
Craig Kelly ... Mr. Steele
Ray Boyle ... Shane

Leonard Nimoy ... Narab
Tom Steele ... Walker [Ch. 3] / Truck Driver [Ch. 8]
Dale Van Sickel ... Telegrapher [Chs. 1, 10]
Roy Engel ... Lawson - Boat Charter Operator [Ch. 3]
Jack Harden ... Kerr
Paul Stader ... Fisherman [Ch. 7]
Gayle Kellogg ... Dick the Rocketship Pilot
Jack Shea ... Rocketship Guard [Ch. 2]
Robert Garabedian ... Elah - Zombie Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Alten ... Second Train Heavy [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Roy Barcroft ... Central Control Radio Operator [Chs. 1, 11] / Ross [Ch. 4] (voice) (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Ferndale Policeman [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Floyd Criswell ... Ferndale Policeman [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Henchman (uncredited)
Paul Gustine ... Plane Pilot [Ch. 4] (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Mack ... Gomez Siding Switchman [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
George Magrill ... First Train Heavy [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... Dapper Gangster on Plane [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Kettler - Sub Quartermaster [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Henchman (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... Tarner - Sub Captain [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Clifton Young ... Ross - Smuggler Boss [Ch. 4] (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Brannon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ronald Davidson  written by

Produced by
Franklin Adreon .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
John MacBurnie (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cliff Bell Sr.  (as Cliff Bell)
 
Art Direction by
Fred A. Ritter 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Peggy Gray .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Roy Wade .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (as Dick Tyler)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
J. Lawrence Cassingham .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Rowland .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double: Judd Holdren (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Buttolph .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
R. Dale Butts .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Anthony Collins .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mort Glickman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ernest Gold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Perkins .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jerry Roberts .... musical director (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nathan Scott .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
J. Lawrence Cassingham .... technical advisor
John E. Baker .... vice president of studio operations (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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167 min (12 chapters)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #15680)

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
I'm missing the zombies!, 26 July 2005
Author: Travis_Moran from Canada

Okay, so this is corny to the max. But I get a kick out of this stuff anyway.

I can't figure out why they called this "Zombies" as there aren't any zombies (except maybe the robot built by the guys from Mars). Zombies aren't even mentioned except in the last episode.

I do know most everybody in the cast had to get wet at some time or other in this production. They had the entrance to the bad guys hideout go thru an underwater tunnel. Sorta goofy eh!. Speaking of goofy---Larry Martin's rocket pack never fired (although he flew in it a lot---maybe it's invisible rocket blast).

The story is really simple: Guys from Mars want to set off a big H-bomb to deflect Earth out of its orbit so they can put Mars where the Earth was---to warm it up more I guess. They go thru all sorts of contortions to get materials for this project with Larry Martin foiling them at every stage. Lots of cars, boats, trains get wrecked in the process too---Usually at the end of each chapter. Many gunfights occur, along with the usual hokey fist fights in which everyone involved gets up and walks off with no bruises, blood, or even rumpled clothing.

Oh yeah. Mr. Spock was in this, but he didn't do much of anything except say "Yes, sir" to the big shot Martian goon. I think he attacked Larry Martin a couple of times in the underwater passage. Or maybe it was the other goon. It was sorta hard to tell with the goofy, sparkly costumes on that covered most of their heads.

Luckily I didn't have to buy this as I downloaded it from that www.archive.org site (I think all their movies are copyright expired or something so it's legal to download from there). Actually a friend referred me to that site saying "This stuff is your style." I think I'm getting a bad rep here! But I do watch a lot of this old, corny stuff. It amuses me and that's what I watch movies for.

Don't dis this too bad as it's good for a laugh or two. Outlandish costumes and goofy electronic gear will make you chuckle.

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