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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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Complete credited cast:
Col. Banks
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)
Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ...
Sgt. Bandero
Station Attendant
Robert Roark ...
Ruth Bennett ...
Secretary - Miss Vincent
Mark Scott ...
Narrator (voice)


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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Release Date:

23 January 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinos del espacio  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At approx 38:08 an alien is taking measurements and you hear him saying something. It was "The readings are...25,26 to the right...27,28,29 to the left...30,31 up...32,33 down." played in reverse. See more »


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 »


Dr. Douglas Martin: Well haven't you heard? I'm a mental case! Can't even be trusted with my own work! AHH!
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I am soo surprised it hasn't been done by MST3K!
17 April 1999 | by (Bridgewater, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is soo jaw droppingly cheesy. The film begins with tons of atomic stock footage. Then the plot gets down to business. Peter Graves is a scientist kidnapped by jaw droppingly awful aliens with unbelievable eyes. They show him a bizzare montage of stock footage. Then everyone thinks he's insane when the aliens return him to civilization. I recommend this to any fans of bad movies, they will love it.

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