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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 overview, first billed only:
Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
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


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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Indescribable... indestructible... insatiable See more »


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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

Box Office


$240,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Although producer Jack H. Harris always claimed that this film cost $240,000 to produce, years later director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. said that the actual cost was only $120,000. Other sources list the budget as low as $110,000. See more »


When Steve and Jane stop to help the old man on the road, The Blob is covering the old man's right hand. The Blob is supposed to absorb flesh on contact. However, the old man clearly touches The Blob with his left hand, and that hand is not affected. See more »


Lieutenant Dave: Just because some kid smacks into your wife on the turnpike doesn't make it a crime to be 17 years old.
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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 »


Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.12 (2011) See more »


Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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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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