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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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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:

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

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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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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Jack H. Harris had experience as a distributor, but this was his first foray into motion picture production. See more »

Goofs

When the old man touches the meteor with the stick, you can see the cracks before it opens up. See more »

Quotes

Steve Andrews: Dave! Doc Hallen's been killed!
Lieutenant Dave: Doc Hallen? What happened?
Steve Andrews: It's over at his place! You've gotta come now!
Lieutenant Dave: Now wait a minute, Steve. Tell us what happened.
Steve Andrews: I'm trying to tell you - now this thing has killed the Doc.
Sgt. Jim Bert: Well what was it? Out with it, kid!
Steve Andrews: Well it's kind of a - kind of a mass. It keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Lieutenant Dave: Come on, Steve, make sense.
Steve Andrews: I know, I know! Look, Dave, you gotta see this thing to believe what I'm telling you.
Sgt. Jim Bert: Maybe this thing you saw was a - monster?
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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 Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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User Reviews

Gobs of Fun
2 November 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

What a fun time can be had watching The Blob! A meteorite with a blob inside it lands, attatches itself to an old man's hand, engulfs the old man, a nurse, a doctor, and so on...until it is a huge mass of jelly-like substance squeezing through small openings and killing anything and everything in its path. A very young Steve McQueen plays the small-town teenager who just can't get any of the establishment(adults) to listen to him. The film was shot with a shoestring budget and the actors, with the exception of McQueen who shows talent and personality even at this youthful age, range from mediocre to downright bad(Doc Hallen for example), but none of that is overly important to the monster itself. Nothing like it had ever been on film before and some scenes stand out as decidedly very original and memorable. The Spook Movie festival in the movie theater and the finale at the diner are such classic scenes.


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