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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:
Scary concept, typical dialogue. 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:
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 »
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 »
Quotes:
Frank Brooks:Take it easy. I'm not going to hurt you.
[grabs Nora and slaps her]
Frank Brooks:That's more like it. Now calm down!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Mars Attacks! (1996)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Scary concept, typical dialogue., 16 March 1999
Author: John Lankenau (johnlank@aol.com) from Columbus OH

The beginning of this movie could have been a Twilight Zone episode. The dialogue is similar to what you hear in War of the Worlds; you might say it's a typical post-WW2 outer-space movie. There's not much violence, but the suspense from "What's going on here?" to "Run for your life!" as the robot gains on the hapless couple makes good early-50's sci-fi the way it should be.

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