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Target Earth (1954)

Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

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Vicki Harris
Richard Reeves ...
Robert Roark ...
Davis, the Killer
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Charles Otis
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Lt. General Wood
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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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7 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Invasores de otros mundos  »

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$85,000 (estimated)
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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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When Frank and Nora are on the roof near the end of the movie, Frank casts a shadow with his arm against the matte painting background supposed to be the cityscape. See more »

Quotes

Nora King: I wonder if there's anyone else left in town.
Frank Brooks: There's probably a few. You ever try to empty a sack of sugar?
Nora King: What's that got to do with it?
Frank Brooks: Some of the grains always stick to the sack, like the two of us.
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The Robots are Coming!!
10 January 2000 | by (Burlington, Ontario) – See all my reviews

When I first viewed this movie,I was 11 years of age. Needless to say I couldn't sleep for a couple of nights. The movie is vintage post-World War II paranoia that has reached cult classic status (see The Astounding B-Monster web site).

All right!! So it isn't hi-tech or academy award winning material, however, the premise is a good story.

So what! The robot looks like a Maytag washer-dryer combo gone mad. Give us a break!! Stop comparing yesterday's movies by today's computer F/X standards. Think (if you can) what it was like in the fifties with no internet, no laptops and no cell phones! And you couldn't trust those Russians! The fifties reached their peak with UFO's sightings and stories and that's what this movie is all about.

Enough said!. Turn the lights down low, make some popcorn and enjoy this movie with a friend, because that robot might just be looking over your shoulder.

8 out of 10.


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