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Writer:
Wyott Ordung (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 June 1953 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Adventures Into The Future in New TRU-3 Dimension See more »
Plot:
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Phil Tucker 
 
Writing credits
Wyott Ordung (original screenplay)

Produced by
Phil Tucker .... producer
Alan Winston .... associate producer
Al Zimbalist .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Merrill G. White  (as Merrill White)
 
Makeup Department
Stanley E. Campbell .... makeup artist (as Stan Campbell)
 
Production Management
Clarence Eurist .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert E. Barnes .... assistant director (as Robert Barnes)
 
Art Department
John Orlando .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ben Coleman .... stereo technician
Lyle Willey .... sound director (as Lyle E. Willey)
 
Special Effects by
David Commons .... special photographic effects
Jack Rabin .... special photographic effects
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... dinosaur sequences (archive footage) (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henry West .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Schoengarth .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... music director
 
Other crew
Irving Lerner .... production associate
Herbert G. Luft .... assistant to producer (as Herbert Luft)
Ted Schilz .... script supervisor (as Teddy Schilz)
 
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Also Known As:
"Monsters from the Moon" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Is considered to be the first science-fiction film with stereophonic sound.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Selena Royle's name is misspelled, in the opening credits, as "Selena Royale."See more »
Quotes:
Ro-Man:The child is impertinent.See more »

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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Ultra Low Budget Nonsense!, 8 September 2004
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Robot Monster" has got to be one of the all time turkeys. It was apparently filmed in 3-D and it appears that that was where most of the meager budget went. The "monster" of the title is is the now legendary someone in a gorilla suit wearing what appears to be a diving helmet.

The story involves the monster being sent to earth from God knows where, to eliminate the remaining humans in advance of the ultimate take over of earth by the Robot Monsters. You see, the Robot Monsters have destroyed civilization except for a family of five people (and one boy friend), who are immune to detection by the monsters due some kind of cure all anti-biotic.

The family includes the father (John Mylong), the mother (Selena Royle), a scientist daughter Alice (Claudia Barrett), her boy friend Roy (George Nader) and two younger kids, a boy Johnny (Gregory Moffat) and a girl Carla (Pamela Paulson).

We're supposed to believe that the monster and his chief "The Great One" (no not Jackie Gleason) control the entire world from an isolated cave with incredibly cheap looking "scientific" instruments. And then there's those flashbacks to dinosaurs and lizards made to look like dinosaurs. The same sequences (from stock footage no doubt) are repeated a couple of times. I guess if you saw this film in 3-D it might hold some bit of interest. But in 2-D nothing.

George Nader actually survived this turkey and went on to bigger and better things at Universal as a contract player.

Absolutely awful and well deserving of the dreaded "1".

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