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The Blob (1958)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 September 1958 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It crawls.... It creeps.... It eats you alive! See more »


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Olin Howland (the farmer who is the first victim of "The Blob"). See more »

Goofs

During the backwards drag race, the car exhaust can be seen going back into the exhaust pipes. See more »

Quotes

Henry Martin: Well then, young lady, do you mind telling me where you've been spending the evening?
Jane Martin: Daddy, it's all right.
Henry Martin: [sarcastically] Oh, yes, everything's fine, I always stop by the police station in the middle of the night to pick up my daughter. Don't you realize that by morning this will be all over town?
Jane Martin: Well we were just trying to warn people.
Henry Martin: After all, I am the principal at the high school.
[to Steve]
Henry Martin: Young man, this is the last time you're going to take my daughter out!
Jane Martin: Steve didn't do anything ...
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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 »

Connections

References Vampire Over London (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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User Reviews

 
King of Kool's first
19 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only notable thing about this film is that it was Steve McQueen's first big starring role.

McQueen's talent is undeveloped and raw but refreshingly honest in this campy little sci-fi horror piece. Steve shows himself as the anti-establishment, hot rod car loving actor who would become a polished icon of the film industry just five years hence.

Later on, McQueen would say he hated this film and that "he was the blob". But everyone has to start somewhere and The Blob is cute, fresh and innocent. Would that we all had stayed that way.

The plot is fast paced and although predictable, still an entertaining hour or so. And it's really fun to see Steve McQueen before he became The King of Kool (and Anita Corsaut before she became Andy Taylor's girlfriend). A close friend sent me the DVD a while back and it's a treasured addition to my Steve McQueen film collection.


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