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The Blob (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 September 1958 (USA)
An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Kate Phillips) | 1 more credit »
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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 ...
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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 ...
Fire Chief
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Blu-ray Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

McQueen' s car in the movie is a 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook blue convertible. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[On the radio to Washington]
Lieutenant Dave: I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.
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Crazy Credits

Keith Almoney, who plays Jane's little brother Danny, had his name misspelled in the credits as "Kieth Almoney." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Gumby Show: The Glob 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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