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Not of This Earth (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 February 1957 (USA)
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 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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Joe Piper was written as a brush salesman in an earlier draft of the script. Moreover, Dick Miller ad-libbed all his dialogue as Piper and came up with the idea to make Piper a vacuum cleaner salesman. See more »

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Not only can you see the boom microphone, but can see it's shadow on the wall when Nadine talks to her boyfriend Harry, at the kitchen table. See more »

Quotes

Paul Johnson: [speaking telepathically] It is impossible for you to escape. Come to me!
Car Park Attendant: [speaking telepathically] I hear you! You can't hurt me now! It doesn't work now!
Paul Johnson: [speaking telepathically] It's a lie! I am not so injured!
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Early Corman Classic, remade but never equalled
21 November 1998 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

An alien vampire, with blank eyes, who usually wears sun glasses and business suit, (shades of Carpenter's They Live) needs blood injections to stay alive and send some lower class specimens of earth life to his home planet via his matter transformation machine.

Oh it's all great fun with a Corman who's who cast that includes the future star of Little Shop of Horror Jonathan Haze, the future star of Bucket of Blood, Dick Miller, the future ex girlfriend of Corman Beverly Garland, and Paul Birch as the dapper alien. The special effects are by the reliable Paul Blaisdell.

The film was originally co-billed with Attack of the Crab Monsters.

Campy, fun from start to finish.


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