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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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Towering above the skyline ~ an indestructible creature whose eyes rain death and destruction!
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A lost gem from the 1950s! See more (27 total) »

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)

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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70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A lost gem from the 1950s!, 3 June 2004
Author: Bud Brewster (budbrewster1@netscape.net) from Fayetteville, GA

This is one of the most under-rated, unappreciated sci-fi films of all time.

Any boob with a few million dollars and free access to CGI special effects can make a movie that will dazzle the great, unwashed public. If you doubt this statement, just take a peek at "Day After Tomorrow".

But it's not so easy to make an intelligent and thought-provoking film on a show-string budget in the by-gone year of 1958.

And yet, Eugene Lourie did exactly that. I feel sorry for the people who dismiss this fine little film just because it doesn't live up to standards which they could never have met if they'd been given the same challenge.

Folks, if you weren't a KID in the 1950s, you can't really be expected to understand why that unique decade produced sci-fi films that inspired America to go to the Moon.

In other words, the spaceships that went to the Moon in our MOVIES might have been dangling from strings, but they inspired us to get off our buns and make it happen in real life.

Sadly, the current generation seems content to sit with a Nintendo controller in their hands and blast video villains all day long.

Gee, what a great legacy for their children . . .

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