20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • The first spaceship to visit Venus crash lands in the sea, freeing a small native Venusian creature called the Ymir. Eventually growing to enormous size, it threatens the city of Rome.

    - Written by Steve Hill <shill@harper.cc.il.us>
  • When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome forcing the military to take drastic action.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • An Americal rocketship returning from a stay on the planet Venus crashes in Scicly, killing all but the commander Colonel Robert Calder (William Hopper). He is nursed to health by Marisa Leonardo (Joan Taylor), daughter of zoologist Dr. Leonardo (Frank Puglia). a glob of gelatin brought back on the ship expands into a dragon-like creature 15 inches high. It continues to grow, defying attempts to imprison it. It goes on a death-dealing rampage. Calder and the military surround it in the Coloseum in Rome.

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
  • The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

    - Written by J. Spurlin


In a fishing village in Sicily, men are hauling in their nets. One of them hears something passing over head...

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