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Director:
Writers:
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) and
Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Paul Birch ... Paul Johnson

Beverly Garland ... Nadine Storey
Morgan Jones ... Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick ... Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ... Jeremy Perrin

Dick Miller ... Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll ... Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn ... Simmons
Barbara Bohrer ... Waitress
Roy Engel ... Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper ... Joanne
Harold Fong ... Speciman
Lyle Latell ... (scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley ... Girl
Ralph Reed ... Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Clark ... Man (uncredited)
Tom Graeff ... Car Park Attendant (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith ... Man at Newsstand (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Bum (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith) and
Mark Hanna (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
John J. Mescall (photographed by) (as John Mescall)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Curly Batson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lou Place .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Boleslavsky .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... second unit director (uncredited)
Lou Place .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Phillip Mitchell)
Herman Lewis .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Blaisdell .... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Burns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Other crew
Tom Graeff .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith .... location scout (uncredited)
Paul Julian .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:PG (2010) | UK:X (1957) | USA:Approved (PCA #18203)

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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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Boom mic visible: 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 »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
look me in the eye, 28 March 2005
Author: march9hare from sparks nv

Evil, blood-sucking alien (like there's another kind in Corman's universe?) Paul Birch is draining the citizenry of L.A. to save not only himself but the dying planet Davanna in this creepy Corman classic. When nurse Bev Garland and her not-too-imaginative cop boyfriend discover what Birch is up to, the fun really gets going: foot chases, car chases, fiery crashes - in short, the works. Even though there's something for almost everybody in this little gem (except spaceships; sorry, all you hardware freaks), "Not of this Earth" remains one of the very few Corman films that has never been released on either VHS or DVD. Supposedly, the reason for this is that Corman himself wasn't satisfied with the finished product; hence, at least two remakes, or, three if you count the stupendously awful "Star Portal." As is typical in Corman films, the budget was very tiny; so tiny, in fact, that the only piece of the original, lavish "dimensional warp chamber" to survive fiscal reality was the multi-orbed thingamajig at the very top of the otherwise spartan black chamber. Too bad. The word is that the original design by Paul Blaisdell was pretty impressive. Well, for a low-budget B/W 1957 thriller, anyway. So, while a lot of money does not necessarily a hit film make (witness "Alexander"), it doesn't really hurt, either. Bottom line: don't pay too much attention to the, er, lean FX, such as the deadly lampshade bug. The story isn't bad, the acting is, for the most part, okay (although the three bums are laughable), and you actually feel some pity toward the end for Birch and his ilk. If you can find this one, go for it. Believe us, there's A LOT worse out there

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