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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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Director:
Writers:
William Raynor (screenplay)
Myles Wilder (story)
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Release Date:
23 January 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Earth attacked! See more »
Plot:
A scientist is monitoring atomic tests. Full summary » | Full 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

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Deneb Tala:You are a clever man, Doctor. Perhaps too clever.See more »

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Did everyone miss the comparison to aliens reported today?, 27 March 2004
Author: Chuck Straub from Mansfield, CT USA

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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