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Target Earth (1954)

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Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are Frank and Nora (who has recently attempted suicide).

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ...
Frank Brooks
Kathleen Crowley ...
Nora King
Virginia Grey ...
Vicki Harris
Richard Reeves ...
Jim Wilson
Robert Roark ...
Davis, the Killer
Mort Marshall ...
Charles Otis
Arthur Space ...
Lt. General Wood
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Tom, Chief research scientist
James Drake ...
Lieutenant (as Jim Drake)
Steve Pendleton ...
Colonel
House Peters Jr. ...
Technician
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A large city is ordered to be completely evacuated as an army of robots, believed to be from the planet Venus, attack it. Left behind are Nora King and Frank Brooks, strangers until their chance meeting in the deserted streets. They meet a celebrating couple at a café, Vicki Harris and Jim Wilson. The quartet escape the robot patrol and take refuge in a large hotel. There, they encounter a new danger in Davis, a psychopathic killer. Venus robots or not, Davis practices his profession. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll be paralyzed with fear! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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7 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Target Earth  »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Although the production crew had no permits, the scenes showing the deserted city were filmed in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday mornings when the streets would be vacant. See more »

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Brooks had been knocked over the head and "dumped in an alley", yet his clothes are clean and pressed. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) See more »

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Target missed on account of budget
18 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this low-budget '50's sci-fi movie, a young woman (Kathleen Crowley) awakens only to find herself being an apparently lone survivor of some event and everyone has disappeared, eventually she runs into a few more people. They find out that the place has been evacuated on account of an invasion of robots from another planet. The movie is fairly decent, until said robots (or in this case, robot, as thats all the budget allowed for) shows up, then it loses all sense of forward momentum that the film had going for it.

DVD Extras: Commentary by Producer Herman Cohen; 20-minute video tribute to Mr. Cohen; Biographies; Theatrical Trailer; and Trailers for "Horrors of the Black Museum" and "The Headless Ghost"

My Grade: C-


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