Working for O.S.I., the Office of Scientific Investigation, A-Man agent Jeffrey Stewart and his partner Dan Forbes are sent to a local hardware store where they find a strong magnetic field... See full summary »
Scientists investigate what appears to be a meteorite that crashes into the ocean. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and noises, a giant machine comes out of the ocean. The machine is the creation of an alien race, that is trying to syphon energy from earth. A true classic, in that it is so different from anything in the time period. To this day, nothing else has come out like it. Written by
Although he was fourth billed, George O'Hanlon, who played Arnie, was the most familiar face in the cast. For more than a decade, he was the star of the popular long running series of "Joe McDoakes" (aka "Behind the Eight Ball") comedy shorts which ended production the previous year. See more »
When the Mexican Air Force planes attack Kronos, they are clearly shown to be P-51 Mustangs (with V-12 in-line engines) in the shots shown approaching the target. When the attack begins, they change to completely different types of aircraft with radial engines, probably F4F Wildcats or F6F Hellcats. See more »
Dr. Hubbell Eliot:
We have half of the equation; we can turn matter into energy. But up there, they have the second half; they can turn energy into matter.
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Although saddled with a low budget, this black and white widescreen (REGALSCOPE) science fiction film excellently depicts the intriguing story of an alien gigantic robot sent to absorb the energy of this planet, and turn it upon mankind, basically "softening" up the Earth for a full scale invasion. Starring Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence and John Emery, with excellent production design (by some FORBIDDEN PLANET alumni) and a rousing score by Paul Sawtell. It's my personal favorite of the 1950's sci-fi movies.
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