MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 258 this week

Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  June 1957 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 817 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 19 critic

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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 565 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 21 Jul 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 03 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Invasion of the Saucer Men.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form...which stows away on the rescue ship.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley. He is abducted by an alien that takes his shape and marries Marge on the next day. ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz
Target Earth (1954)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are Frank and Nora (who has recently attempted suicide).

Director: Sherman A. Rose
Stars: Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Terrell ...
Johnny Carter (as Steve Terrell)
Gloria Castillo ...
Joan Hayden
...
Joe Gruen
Raymond Hatton ...
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
Kelly Thordsen ...
Sgt. Bruce
Bob Einer ...
Soda Jerk
Pat Lawler ...
Irene (as Patti Lawler)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

SEE teenagers vs. the saucer men! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell Creatures  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After "The End" appears on screen "...until the next time" follows. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fair Game (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mild 50's Foolishness
30 May 2005 | by (Biloxi, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Unlike most 1950s teenage date flicks, INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN is still mildly entertaining today--and this, when combined with modern reaction to the film's typically "Golly Gee" mentality, makes the movie amusing. The story is basic: two all-American teenagers on lover's lane accidentally run over a little green man from outer space and are then threatened by his friends--but will any of the grown-ups believe them? Of course not, they're just crazy kids!

The movie bills itself as a deliberate mixture of comedy and horror; although very mild, the comedy is genuine--but unless you have a fear of children dressed up in big-headed space alien costumes you're unlikely to be even slightly startled, much less horrified. Even the teenagers under attack seldom seem greatly concerned, and our leading lady is more worried about having to hike in heels ("My feet are killing me!") than about little green men from outer space.

All in all, INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN lacks the true camp appeal of, say, an Ed Woods movie--but even so it has its points: special effects so tame that even the actors can't get worked up about them, mildly absurd performances (watch for Frank Gorshin), and an odd-ball script. The film is out of print, but if you are really determined you can probably find an old copy for sale... or catch it yourself on the late-late show.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer


19 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
fansite mr_brightside_1973
Discuss Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?