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Killers from Space -- A scientist monitoring atomic tests, killed in a plane crash, is revived by aliens so he can spy on the tests and help them conquer the world.

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Writers:
William Raynor (screenplay)
Myles Wilder (story)
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Release Date:
23 January 1954 (USA) See more »
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Earth attacked! See more »
Plot:
A scientist is monitoring atomic tests. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
’50’s Sci-Fi Writer Myles Wilder Dies
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 27 April 2010, 10:27 AM, PDT)

Peter Graves: 1926-2010
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 17 March 2010, 12:39 PM, PDT)

Peter Graves obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 15 March 2010, 11:14 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Peter Graves ... Dr. Doug Paul Martin
James Seay ... Col. Banks
Steve Pendleton ... Briggs
Frank Gerstle ... Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick ... Denab / 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)
Ben Welden ... Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ... Sgt. Bandero
Lester Dorr ... Station Attendant
Robert Roark ... Guard
Ruth Bennett ... Secretary - Miss Vincent
Mark Scott ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Engel ... 1st Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Coleman Francis ... Guy in Power Plant Answering Phone (uncredited)
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Directed by
W. Lee Wilder 
 
Writing credits
William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor)

Myles Wilder (story)

Produced by
Fred M. Muller .... associate producer
W. Lee Wilder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Manuel Compinsky 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Faris 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mack V. Wright .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
George E.H. Hanson .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim James .... lighting
 
Music Department
Alec Compinsky .... music supervisor
Manuel Compinsky .... conductor
 
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71 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:U | USA:G (2005 DVD release) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16683)

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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:
Continuity: When Dr. Martin leaves the hospital room on his way to the power plant re runs down the hallway to the right. In the next shot in the hall he runs in the opposite direction.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Douglas Martin:Who are you?
Deneb Tala:A scientist. Like yourself.
Dr. Douglas Martin:Where do you come from?
Deneb Tala:From a planet yet unknown to you.
Dr. Douglas Martin:You know my name. You speak English.
Deneb Tala:We speak every language.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Grave's Tale, 23 May 2005

Killers From Space is undeniably a cheap science fiction film. The story centers around Peter Graves, having landed inexplicably in what looked like a blast, somehow living through his crash landing. Only trouble for Graves is that he cannot account for the time between his flight in the sky and his return - nor can he explain the surgery done on his chest. Graves is one of a handful of men in charge of these tested explosions, and now the army has concerns with Graves's return and his memory loss. Well, turns out Graves was intercepted by some real cheap-looking aliens. Aliens with bulging eyes that look incredibly artificial. Their suits are just as bad. And they have alien monsters which are nothing more than lizards and frogs showed to be giants(if you really, really, really stretch your imagination). I enjoyed Killers From Space. Sure, even for B science fiction films it is cheap, but the story really isn't that bad and Graves does a workmanlike job acting. The rest of the actors are adequate as well. The biggest detractors - other than the non-existent budget - is the cheap feel the movie has, its mediocre direction, the lack of even remotely believable special effects, and the aliens themselves. The aliens just do not carry off any believability. Notwithstanding these, the film is fun and short.

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