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Not of This Earth (1957)

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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Birch ...
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Morgan Jones ...
Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick ...
Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ...
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Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll ...
Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn ...
Barbara Bohrer ...
Waitress
Roy Engel ...
Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper ...
Joanne
Harold Fong ...
Speciman
Lyle Latell ...
(scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley ...
Girl
Ralph Reed ...
Boy
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

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Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...

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10 February 1957 (USA)  »

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According to star Beverly Garland, both interiors and exteriors were filmed in a beautiful old Tudor-style house in Hollywood with a swimming pool. See more »

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Don't Look Them in the Eyes!

What a great sci-fi gem from director Roger Corman! A man wearing dark glasses goes to a doctor and asks for a blood transfusion. From that point on, suspense builds as we go with Beverly Garland as she assumes the job of a live-in nurse to this "strange" man with the glasses. The man is no man at all, rather an alien presence studying earth and its inhabitants to see if his species can live on earth with human blood as a nourishing factor. The alien man is frightening in manner, abilities, and his coldness to seemingly everything. Paul Birch does an outstanding job playing Mr. Johnson. Garland is superb as the heroine and Jonathan Haze does a fine job as another curious household servant. Corman builds a great deal of suspense from a pretty good script. Highly recommended!


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