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

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Indescribable... Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It! See more »


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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

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Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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According to producer Jack H. Harris, director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. initially met Steve McQueen when the actor's wife Neile Adams was appearing in a short religious film for the director. According to Harris, the Yeaworth found him "a dirty jerk, an opinionated pain in the ass," etc. and reportedly kicked him off of the set after Adams' part was completed. Hopeful of signing 'Anthony Franciosa' for the lead in "The Blob," Harris attended a performance of "A Hatful of Rain," but when he saw understudy McQueen filling in for an ailing Ben Gazzara, the producer decided to sign the actor to a three picture deal. McQueen proved so difficult that rather than find an entirely new director and crew to work with him, he decided to film the two subsequent films, "The 4-D Man" and "Dinosaurus" with other actors, a decision Harris ultimately regretted. See more »

Goofs

The shot of electrical wire that falls on the diner to try to stop the blob is clearly cel animation, not live-action. See more »

Quotes

Jane Martin: [hysterical after they just escaped the Blob] Steve... our parents think we're in bed, at home, safe, asleep, sound.
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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 »

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THE BLOB
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User Reviews

 
Excellent B-grade entertainment!
11 May 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The Blob is a classic 1950s B-movie sci-fi flick. You probably know the story: two teens (Steve McQueen & Aneta Corsaut) see a meteorite hit the ground, and when they go to look for it, they run into an old man with some weird...blob attached to his arm. They take him to the doctor's office, and then go to find out what happened. From there, the blob spreads, eating everyone in its path. The special effects are cheesy fun, as is the story. There are a lot of great touches, like the cop who plays chess over the radio with a cop in another district. It's no masterpiece, but it has a special place in its genre. Steve McQueen is very good. 8/10.


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