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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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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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Shot in five days. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Nelson stops the jeep, then attempts to shoot a flying creature, a sign in the bottom corner of the jeep's windshield reads, "No riders." As he drives away in the next shot, the sign has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tom Anderson: Do you have any idea what you're listening to?
Paul Nelson: London Philharmonic?
Dr. Tom Anderson: It's Venus
Paul Nelson: Uh Huh
Dr. Tom Anderson: Venus
Paul Nelson: Why not? We've bounced signals off the moon's surface. There's no reason that Venus shouldn't radiate impulses.
Dr. Tom Anderson: No, I don't mean the static. Can't you hear it? The other thing?
Paul Nelson: ...What other thing?
Dr. Tom Anderson: Listen to it Paul! Listen to the voice!
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Cucumber? Try Ice cream cone!
28 January 2000 | by (Frankfort, IN) – See all my reviews

What adjective is best to use when describing a film where Peter Graves fights what looks like the Good Humor alien while also shooting its bat-like minions, ending with a speech about man's nature as being "feeling"? Well, if it was directed by Roger Corman, it has to be quirky!

Drama-wise, the film does well, even if it is an obvious steal from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" AND "The Day the Earth Stood Still". The male leads, Peter Graves and Lee Van Cleef, perform admirably, but it is Beverly Garland of My Three Sons who steals the show as Van Cleef's ever-suffering wife ("I won't love a monster, I won't!") And, of course, there's always the regular Corman cast of stock players, including the cute Sally Fraser, who unfortunately is shot (by her husband, no less - good gravy, this whole film is rather sexist! Killing off all the women characters? Pretty pushy, even back then.) And Russ Bender as the possessed general. And who would've suspected that Dick Miller and Jonathan Haze are the comedy relief soldiers? Let's hope those bat things aim carefully.


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