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Target Earth
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Director:
Writers:
William Raynor (screenplay)
James H. Nicholson (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 November 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You'll be paralyzed with fear! See more »
Plot:
Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are Frank and Nora (who has recently attempted suicide). Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
A good scary movie See more (41 total) »

Cast

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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

Whit Bissell ... Tom, Chief research scientist
James Drake ... Lieutenant (as Jim Drake)
Steve Pendleton ... Colonel
House Peters Jr. ... Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Calvert ... Alien robot (uncredited)
Herman Cohen ... Martin - Lab Technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Army Staff Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sherman A. Rose 
 
Writing credits
William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor)

James H. Nicholson (original screenplay) (as James Nicholson) and
Wyott Ordung (original screenplay)

Paul W. Fairman (based on a story by)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Guy Roe 
 
Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
 
Makeup Department
Stanley Orr .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clarence Eurist .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (as Jack Murphy)
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
 
Sound Department
Kay Rose .... sound effects editor (as Kathleen Rose)
Earl Snyder .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Dave Koehler .... special effects (as David Koehler)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Olivas .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sherman A. Rose .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
Robert Wiley Miller .... orchestrator (as Robert Miller)
 
Other crew
Donna Heydt .... production secretary
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Trivia:
Only one robot costume was constructed for this film and it was used for all robot scenes. This is why you never see more than one member of the "robot army" in a shot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Brooks had been knocked over the head and "dumped in an alley", yet his clothes are clean and pressed.See more »
Quotes:
Vicki Harris:The only reason I open my trap is to keep my teeth from chattering.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) (V)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A good scary movie, 19 June 2002
Author: julianbristow (julianbristow@sbcglobal.net) from San Jose, California

Although dated, this science fiction thriller asks the question, "Is it possible for outer space aliens to invade our earth?" The script was well written and the acting was just as good. Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley have been seen in other top notch "B" 50'S sci-fi and horror films. But this is one of the best.

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