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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 » | 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

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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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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 »
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Plot holes: After the FBI agent regains consciousness on the ground, you can see the piece of paper, containing top-secret information that Dr. Martin was supposed to leave under the rock, next to the FBI agent. When the FBI agent gets up he leaves the piece of paper on the ground, goes to his car, answers the radio, and then leaves without going back to get the piece of paper.See more »
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Briggs, FBI:Did you ever stop to think that perhaps this Dr. Martin isn't really THE Dr. Martin?See more »
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
What a scheme those aliens had, 16 April 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Before Seventh Heaven, before Mission Impossible, before even Fury, Peter Graves spent a lot of his time doing science fiction films, some of the best and some of the worst. This one falls in the latter category.

This was a cheaply based low budget thriller with no thrills where Graves has been monitoring atomic bomb tests out in the New Mexico desert by air. Some nasty old aliens are out in the caverns laying plans for a billion of their people to come take over the earth from the folks who live here now. I won't say more, but it involves a scheme of creating monsters who will destroy mankind and then the aliens will destroy the monsters without spilling too much human blood.

The miracle here is that Peter Graves as an actor had a career after some of the films he appeared in back in his salad days. This is one great example of what he survived.

Stock footage from other films, cheap black and white photography, imbecilic plot. Peter Graves looks stoically earnest throughout though. I guess that is a tribute to his talent.

Ed Wood would have looked down on this one.

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