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Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23 January 1954 (USA)
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.

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James Seay ...
Col. Banks
Steve Pendleton ...
Briggs
Frank Gerstle ...
Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick ...
Deneb / The Tala (as John Merrick)
Barbara Bestar ...
Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken ...
Maj. Clift (as Shep Menken)
Jack Daly ...
Power House Guard
Ron Gans ...
Sentry - Sgt. Powers (as Ron Kennedy)
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Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ...
Sgt. Bandero
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Robert Roark ...
Guard
Ruth Bennett ...
Secretary - Miss Vincent
Mark Scott ...
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Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Asesinos del espacio  »

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Contrary to the usual practice in the 1950s, the credits appear at the end rather than at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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The nuclear explosion at the end of the film is stock footage of an atom bomb test conducted in the Pacific a few years earlier (which turns up in many science fiction movies of the 50s), and you can clearly see the ocean and the fleet of ships blown up as part of the test through the window overlooking what is supposed to be the Nevada desert. See more »

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Major Clift, MD: Well, Dr. Martin seems to be indestructible except for his hallucination.
Colonel Banks: Those weren't hallucinations, Colonel. Under sodium amethol, a patient loses all control of his imagination.
Major Clift, MD: Well, then, he shouldn't be able to fabricare these stories.
Colonel Banks: That's right!
Briggs, FBI: Major, you're not trying to tell us that everything he said was true?
Major Clift, MD: Look, gentlemen, I can only give you the medical facts. As for the rest - you'll have to decide that for yourselves... Excuse me, please!
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And the winner is...
17 February 2001 | by (Annandale, VA) – See all my reviews

Were some of these low-budget 1950s sci-fi flicks intentionally competing to see who could come up with the most ridiculous looking aliens? When it comes to getting laughs, the bug-eyed beetle-browed killers from space are second only to Corman's conquering turnip. But it's a close second, and they get a good deal more speaking lines and screen time. Modern film makers actually trying to make their monsters amusing have never been able to create aliens as hilarious as this. Other than that, however, there isn't really anything to recommend in this rather mundane effort.


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