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Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Horror | April 1958 (USA)
Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

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Bob Westley
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Sally Reynolds (as June Kenny)
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Agnes
Michael Mark ...
Emil
Jack Kosslyn ...
Sgt. Paterson
Marlene Willis ...
Laurie / Themesong Vocalist
Ken Miller ...
Stan
Laurie Mitchell ...
Scott Peters ...
Mac
June Jocelyn ...
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Jean Moorhead ...
Janet Hall
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Janitor
Hal Bogart ...
Special Delivery Man
Troy Patterson ...
Elevator Operator
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Storyline

Deranged doll-maker Mr. Franz is deathly afraid of being left alone, so he creates a machine that can shrink humans down to only a few inches tall. He soon accumulates a troupe of shrunken prisoners whom he forces to perform for him and keep him company. When he shrinks his secretary Sally and her fiance Bob, the pair decide against spending their days as pint-sized playthings and try to find a way to escape and re-enlarge themselves. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Terror Comes In Small Packages! See more »

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I Was a Teenage Doll  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was rushed into production by American International and Bert I. Gordon to ride the success of Universal-International's The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) See more »

Goofs

When Franz goes from the front room to the rear, he exits on the left side of the doorway, as viewed from the front room. When the shot immediately cuts to the rear room, he's shown entering on the opposite side of the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Franz: Oh that. What's it look like to you?
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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

You're My Living Doll
Music by Albert Glasser and Don A. Ferris (as Don Ferris)
Lyrics by Henry Schrage
Sung by Marlene Willis
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A clever way to keep your friends close.
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now, this is a strange little man. Mr Franz (John Hoyt) makes dolls. But, in addition to his regular dolls, he has some very special ones that look oh so realistic.

Left by his wife for an acrobat, Franz has found a way that one one he loves will ever leave again.

Sally Reynolds (June Kenney), his new secretary found out the hard way that Franz can't bear to part with those he loves.

But, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray, and so do the plans of Mr Franz as Bob (John Agar) save the day and his love.

A strange film.


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