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Release Date:
7 November 1954 (USA) See more »
You'll be paralyzed with fear! See more »
Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are Frank and Nora (who has recently attempted suicide). Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Fabulous Fifties Flick See more (43 total) »


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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 "The Deadly City" 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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Robert Roark (who played the killer) got his part because his father, a doctor in L.A., would only invest in the film if his son was given a part. After this part Roark went on to play in many movies and eventually became a producer.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the .45 pistol is fired at the robot's glass the pistol makes a sound, but nothing moves on the pistol.See more »
Nora King:You don't need a reason to die, Frank. Just one to live.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Mars Attacks! (1996)See more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous Fifties Flick, 21 June 2000
Author: dls-3 from Toronto, Canada

The fifties were the decade for the teenager. He/she had money and time to spend on just about anything. So Hollywood stepped in to fill part of the void.

I like the fifties an sixties sci-fi and horror flicks because, not like today where special effects and schmaltz are a major part of the movie, in the fifties and sixties, things were a lot simpler and people "really"(?) had to act even in B movies.

There wasn't that much gore as there is today. The black and white film added to the atmosphere. Just enough of a monster scene was shown for your mind to fill in the blanks.

We didn't have to see bodies being blown apart.

This film was filmed during the Cold War and UFO paranoia and people just gobbled it up. One thing I like about these type of films and that is that somehow the enemy, whoever he or she is, will always get it in the end and our hero or heroes will come out on top.

Need I say more. For an interesting evening, try to get this movie, you won't be disappointed.

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