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Director:
Writers:
Thelma Schnee (screenplay)
Willis Goldbeck (story)
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Release Date:
June 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Towering above the skyline ~ an indestructible creature whose eyes rain death and destruction!
Plot:
A brilliant surgeon encases his dead son's brain in a large robot body, with unintended results... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
John Baragrey ... Dr. Henry Spensser

Mala Powers ... Anne Spensser

Otto Kruger ... Dr. William Spensser
Robert Hutton ... Dr. John Robert Carrington

Ross Martin ... Dr. Jeremy 'Jerry' Spensser
Charles Herbert ... Billy Spensser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Douglas ... Official (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man at Funeral Service (uncredited)
Larry Kerr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Airport Accident Extra (uncredited)
Dick Nelson ... Charles - Chauffeur-Butler (uncredited)
Foster H. Phinney ... Reporter (uncredited)
Max Power ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Court Shepard ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Airline Pilot (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Airport Accident Extra (uncredited)
Ed Wolff ... The Colossus (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eugène Lourié  (as Eugene Lourie)
 
Writing credits
Thelma Schnee (screenplay)

Willis Goldbeck (story)

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
 
Cinematography by
John F. Warren (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Floyd Knudtson 
 
Casting by
Bert McKay (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman  (as John Goodman)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Charles Woolstenhulme .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Axness .... assistant director
Ira Stewart .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Gemora .... designer: Colossus costume (uncredited)
Ralph Jester .... designer: Colossus costume (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Cookerly .... musician: organ (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harry Sukman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Irvin Talbot .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ross Martin .... voice of the Colossus (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Continuity: When Jeremy (the Colossus) crashes through the glass wall at the end of the movie, the very next scene there is a woman lying on the floor and the man to the left of her looks down at her. In the scene following, the Colossus starts shooting eye beams. The eye beam then hits the woman, now standing, and she falls to the floor, in the same position.See more »
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Great 50's Sci-Fi, 24 February 2001
Author: 70mm MAN from Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

Reading other comments forced me to write my own. One commenter complains of it being a 50's Sci-Fi with no name actors. Well I saw this movie several times in the 50's. It was one of my favorites for sure. I think there are numerous, outstanding, Sci-Fi and Horror movies in the 50's and this is one of them. It had a Hitchcock feel with the shadows and suspense. And if you were a 10 or 12 year old when that movie came out you could really identify with the story. It played for years in the Saturday matinees. And no name actors? How about Ross Martin! We all loved him in the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits. And of course he was great as Artemus Gordon in the Wild Wild West TV series. Heck check out his imdb credits. Anyhow now that I revealed my age I should mention that if you missed the 50's Sci-Fi while they were new releases you sure missed some fantastic fun. And it was those 50's Sci-Fi movies that motivated so many great talents to produce all the great ones that followed. I too hope this makes DVD.

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