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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

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)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasma do Espaço  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Phantom's spacesuit is highly radioactive, forcing the scientists to handle it with tongs and transport it in a radiation-proof box. Yet back in the lab, and despite the fact that they repeatedly say that the suit's radiation is lethal to humans, they not only keep it out in the open and hold it in their hands wearing nothing more for protection than rubber gloves, but when the suit dissolves they stand breathing in fumes that would necessarily also be fatally radioactive. Also, despite its being so intensely radioactive, the suit doesn't contaminate anything it comes into contact with. See more »

Quotes

Pete: How would you feel if somebody with a crazy helmet with pipes sticking out of it came at you in the dark? And look, I know this sounds... sounds crazy, but there wasn't any head in that helmet.
Lt. Bowers: No head. No head at all?
Pete: It's the truth.
Lt. Bowers: I think you need some coffee.
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Phantom is Good Fun
24 August 2002 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

An alien spaceship lands on Earth and an Invisible alien soon begins to terrorize ordinary citizens.

This low-budget science fiction film actually strives to reach above its limitations. Now it doesn't entirely succeed and a lot of the film(especially the narration) is laughable but the ending does surprise you. Much better than I expected and while I wasn't expecting much , this does deserves marks for trying. Great fun for a Saturday afternoon.


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