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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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Frank Gerstle ...
Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick ...
Deneb / The Tala (as John Merrick)
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Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken ...
Maj. Clift (as Shep Menken)
Jack Daly ...
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Ron Gans ...
Sentry - Sgt. Powers (as Ron Kennedy)
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Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ...
Sgt. Bandero
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Ruth Bennett ...
Secretary - Miss Vincent
Mark Scott ...
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Storyline

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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Strange creatures from another world attack planet earth! See more »

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Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Asesinos del espacio  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

The microphone used to record Dr. Martin's confession is a desktop shortwave radio pushbutton microphone. When the button is up, it acts as a speaker. You have to depress the "talk" button on the base in order to transmit. The FBI agent just holds the neck of the mike stand without depressing the "talk" button. This type of microphone was incompatible with tape recorders then in use in the 1950s. See more »

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Deneb Tala: You are a clever man, Doctor. Perhaps too clever.
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Did everyone miss the comparison to aliens reported today?
27 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I didn't think it was that bad of a movie. It has more drama, and mystery and not as much horror than I expected. The story does move a little slow but it did keep my attention. The so called special effects can fairly be called poor. A lot of attention by reviewers has been given to the aliens big eyes. The aliens did look pretty strange and almost laughable but did everyone miss the comparison there is to the big eyes of the so called "grays" that are supposedly being seen by people today. How about the abductees that talk about being probed and operated on by aliens today? This movie did have aliens with bulging eyes doing an operation on a human in 1954. I have trouble calling this a good movie, but I cannot really call it a bad movie either. I think it's worth watching. Don't expect too much, and view it objectively. You might like it.


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