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It Conquered the World (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 July 1956 (USA)
A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

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Joan Nelson
Russ Bender ...
Brig. Gen. James Pattick
Jonathan Haze ...
Pvt. Manuel Ortiz
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Sgt. Neil
Taggart Casey ...
Sheriff N.J. Shallert
Paul Harbor ...
Floyd Mason
Karen Kadler ...
Ellen Peters (as Karyne Kadler)
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Dr. Pete Shelton (as Charles Griffith)
Marshall Bradford ...
U.S. Secretary Platt (as Marshal Bradford)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
George Haskell (as Tom Jackson)
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One of several remaining members of its race, an alien from Venus is guided to Earth by disgruntled scientist Tom Anderson, who tells it which humans it should attach mind control devices to. Among them is his old friend, fellow scientist Paul Nelson. Nelson, after killing a flying bat-thing which carries the device, finally persuades the paranoid Anderson that he's been wrong to ally himself with an alien bent on world domination. They hurriedly leave when they discover Tom's wife has picked up a rifle and gone to the alien's cave to try to kill it. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Trivia

Among the numerous names the crew gave the monster were the Tee-Pee Terror, The Cucumber Critter, and the Carrot Monster. See more »

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The tires squeal on the dirt road at the end of the film. See more »

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Claire Anderson: He Speaks! The zombie speaks!
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real fun party movie
30 June 2001 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

It conquered the world is one of my favorite sci fi movies of the 50,s.OK,so the monster is a little ridiculous looking but that just adds to the fun.Beverly Garland is terrific as lee van cleefs aggravated wife and she gives some great screams in her moment of terror.It,s eerie to see people you once trusted turn against you,not of their own volition of course.This movie has good murder scenes,people getting shot down and a great strangling scene,not to mention the monsters way of finishing off his victims.Try to catch this film.It,s corny but habit forming.


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