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Writers:
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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 strangers Frank and Nora. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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 "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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75 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Richard Denning's character is from Detroit, which was also producer Herman Cohen's home city.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
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Vicki Harris:The only reason I open my trap is to keep my teeth from chattering.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Target missed on account of budget, 18 December 2004
Author: movieman_kev from United States

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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