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Phantom from Space (1953)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  15 May 1953 (USA)
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An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Cooper ...
Hazen
Tom Daly ...
Charlie
Steve Acton ...
Operator
Burt Wenland ...
Joe
Lela Nelson ...
Betty Evans
Harry Landers ...
Lt. Bowers
Bert Arnold ...
Sandy Sanders ...
Policeman
Harry Strang ...
Neighbor - George Nelson
Jim Bannon ...
Police Sgt. Jim
Jack Daly ...
Joe Wakeman
Michael Mark ...
Watchman
Rudolph Anders ...
Dr. Wyatt
James Seay ...
Maj. Andrews
Noreen Nash ...
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An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while being pursued by government authorities. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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15 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Fantasma do Espaço  »

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When the investigators confront the Phantom in the lab, the reporter is seen near the left side of the group in shots from behind, but on the opposite side in shots from the front. See more »

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Dr. Wyatt: My theory is that this space ship, or whatever it was that he came in, operated on the principal of magnetic, rather than atomic, propulsion and that somewhere in the Outer Limits met with a condition where the earth's gravity pulled it down and it fell into the ocean and that he managed to save his life and reach shore.
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Underrated B Grade sci-fi
24 February 1999 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

A low budget sci-fi that has been undeservedly overlooked, for it achieves (within its B Grade limitations) a good deal of suspense and has a plot which veers unexpectedly into some non-formulaic territory.

'Phantom From Space' is a more thoughtful, interesting and likeable exploitation of 1950s UFO hysteria than many of its better known contemporaries.


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