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Phantom from Space (1953)

 -  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 ...
Darrow
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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Fantasma do Espaço  »

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In the lab, a pair of scissors becomes magnetically attached to the spacesuit, yet only a few moments earlier, when Major Andrews tried unsuccessfully to cut the suit using the scissors, there was no magnetic effect on them at all. 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.
Lt. Bowers: What you've told us is very interesting, Doctor...
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A "Stick-with-it" little gem!

Phantom from Space is a rare little treat for classic monster movie/sci-fi fans. The first half is incredibly dull with not a single monster sighting for about 25 minutes! Instead of thrills, the beginning offers a set-up of the boring police/news reporter/government agent business that seems to permeate many old moster flicks. BUT, once you get to the good stuff it really holds up well. It's always fascinating to watch the old invisibilty tricks harking back to Universal's Invisible Man. And check out that cool space suit! The ending tops all, thought, with a really cool effect that finally lets the viewer see the man behind the mask. Alpha Video has a release of this film on DVD with spectacular, color cover art, a quite nice print of the film, and a budget savvy price of around $5-$6 bucks! Definitely worth the price of admission for classic monster fans!


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