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Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1957 (USA)
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after inadvertently hitting it with their car.

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Johnny Carter (as Steve Terrell)
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Joan Hayden
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Joe Gruen
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Farmer Larkin
Lyn Osborn ...
Artie Burns
Russ Bender ...
Doctor
Douglas Henderson ...
Lt. Wilkins, USAF
Sam Buffington ...
Col. Ambrose - USAF
Jason Johnson ...
Detective
Don Shelton ...
City Attorney Hayden
Scott Peters ...
USAF Sergeant with Bullhorn
Jan Englund ...
Diner Waitress
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Sgt. Bruce
Bob Einer ...
Soda Jerk
Pat Lawler ...
Irene (as Patti Lawler)
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A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The pistol used by Artie Burns is a Walther P38. See more »

Quotes

Joan: I expected to be frightened on my wedding night, but nothing like this.
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After "The End" appears on screen "...until the next time" follows. See more »

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Referenced in American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) See more »

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Great Example of 50"s Teenage SciFi
7 September 2004 | by (Casa de Schafer, California) – See all my reviews

Frank Gorshen (TV's Riddler) and Lynn Oborne (from TV's Space Patrol) are the "adult" leads in the film. As traveling salesmen they find the saucermen and plan to make money by showing them around the country.

There is the "teenage" couple who also find the saucermen but are not believed by authorities. These are the two parallel story lines. This is one of the first movies to use the "teenagers save the world" theme that became popular during this period.

The saucermen makeup is well done by the makeup genius of that period, Paul Blaisdell. His balloon-headed, bug-eyed, mini-martians are still one of my favorites and their photos and other likeness still appear from time to time. Unfortunately, at the time of this review this movie is not available on Video or DVD. But we can hope!


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