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The Blob (1958)

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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
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Jane Martin (as Aneta Corseaut)
Earl Rowe ...
Olin Howland ...
Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
Stephen Chase ...
Dr. T. Hallen (as Steven Chase)
John Benson ...
George Karas ...
Officer Ritchie
Lee Payton ...
Kate the Nurse
Elbert Smith ...
Henry Martin
Hugh Graham ...
Mr. Andrews
Vincent Barbi ...
George - Cafe Owner (as Vince Barbi)
Audrey Metcalf ...
Elizabeth Martin
Jasper Deeter ...
Civil Defense Volunteer
Tom Ogden
Elinor Hammer ...
Mrs. Porter
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Storyline

A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob's destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger. Written by Rob Hartill

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Plot Keywords:

blob | doctor | alien | teenager | meteorite | See more »

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Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

Box Office

Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The town of Phoenixville has hosted an annual "Blobfest" which includes a reenactment of the scene of the audience fleeing the newly restored Colonial Theater, since 2000. See more »

Goofs

Steve doesn't have his headlights on and it's supposedly night time. See more »

Quotes

Steve Andrews: Alright, we tried to do it the right way, now we're going to wake this town up ourselves.
Tony Gressette: Yeah, but how?
Al: Yeah, how?
Steve Andrews: Any way we can think of.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: When the movie ends it shows the blob being dropped into the Arctic."THE END "appears and changes into a question mark. See more »


Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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User Reviews

 
A True Classic
29 August 2004 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

No hidden agenda. Pure scifi. All fun.

I saw the original on TV and was scared pretty bad. I was a kid :)

The original one can be appreciated more when compared to the new one which I saw and have forgotten. The original one, starring the great movie star Steve McQueen (BULLET), is by far the better and only version anyone should see.

The movie production is dated, but the fx used to make the Blob stands up the test of time. I was convinced that that thing was moving on its own accord. 10/10

-Zafoid


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