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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:
The Robots are Coming!! 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:
The killer, (played by Robert Roark) got his part because his father, a doctor in LA would invest in the film if his son was given a part. After this part he went on to play in many movies and became a producer.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) (V)See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Robots are Coming!!, 10 January 2000
Author: oigres from Burlington, Ontario

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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