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The Flame Barrier (1958)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  2 April 1958 (USA)
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Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Franz ...
Dave Hollister
Kathleen Crowley ...
Carol Dahlmann
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Matt Hollister
Vicente Padula ...
Julio (as Vincent Padula)
Rodd Redwing ...
Waumi
Kaz Oran ...
Tispe
Grace Mathews ...
Mexican girl
Pilar Del Rey ...
Indian girl
Larry Duran ...
Bearer
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Wounded Indian
Roberto Contreras ...
Village Indian
Dan Gachman ...
Howard Dahlmann
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Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover an unusually strong acid killing animals and people. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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The First Satellite That Returned To Earth...And The Hell It Brought With It

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2 April 1958 (USA)  »

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It Fell from the Flame Barrier  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Unusual Sci-Fi item; good fun
3 February 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Blob movies became suddenly quite fashionable in the late fifties; this lesser-known entry offers a few unique twists. Unlike the slipping, sliding blobs of other films, this one doesn't move, apparently content to remain stationary while digesting its first two victims, a space ship and its single human occupant. It does, however, have the ability to project a forcefield which instantly disintegrates any would-be rescuers who come too close. Anyway, this film is professionally made and acted, and has its share of suspenseful sequences. And the image of the man encased in the protoplasm, his face frozen in an agonized silent scream, is a horrific one.


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