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Writer:
Louis Vittes (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1958 (USA) See more »
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The bride wore terror! See more »
Plot:
Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A classic, just don't get swayed by the "B" feature title. See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Tryon ... Bill Farrell
Gloria Talbott ... Marge Bradley Farrell
Peter Baldwin ... Officer Hank Swanson
Robert Ivers ... Harry Phillips
Chuck Wassil ... Ted Hanks
Valerie Allen ... Francine - Hooker

Ty Hardin ... Mac Brody (as Ty Hungerford)

Ken Lynch ... Dr. Wayne
John Eldredge ... Police Capt. H.B. Collins
Alan Dexter ... Sam Benson
James Anderson ... Weldon
Jean Carson ... Helen Rhodes
Jack Orrison ... Officer Schultz

Steve London ... Charles Mason
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Max Grady - Bartender (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Di Milo ... Mr. Potter - Western Union Clerk (uncredited)
Darlene Fields ... Caroline Hanks (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... Alien (uncredited)
Helen Jay ... Second Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Lovejoy ... Minister (uncredited)
Ralph Manza ... Ralph the Waiter (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sherry Staiger ... First Girl (uncredited)
Mary Treen ... Mother Bradley (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gene Fowler Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Louis Vittes (written by)

Produced by
Gene Fowler Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
 
Film Editing by
George Tomasini 
 
Casting by
Bert McKay (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Dean Cole .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Charles Gemora .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Don Robb .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Mull .... assistant director
Bud Brill .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carl Coleman .... props (uncredited)
Jim Cottrell .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Philip Wisdom .... sound recordist (as Phil Wisdom)
Jim Miller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bob Simpson .... sound boom (uncredited)
Ted Wasserman .... sound cableman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Kelly .... gaffer (uncredited)
Kenneth Meade .... camera operator (uncredited)
Glen E. Richardson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Joe Schuster .... best boy (uncredited)
Mike Semenario .... grip (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... company grip (uncredited)
Paul Weddell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Olive Long .... secretary: casting director (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hazel Hegarty .... costumes: women (uncredited)
John Noble .... costumes: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bill Cunningham .... publicist (uncredited)
Al Peterson .... craft service (uncredited)
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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78 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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The dogs who attack the undisguised aliens near the end of the film were initially too scared to approach the costumed actors. The dogs were then acclimated to the presence of the suited actors - perhaps too well, for when the time came to shoot the scene of the dogs attacking the aliens, the dogs didn't attack the aliens, but jumped playfully around and on them instead. The dogs were then trained to go for the "breathing tubes" on the alien costumes. Apparently, the actors playing the aliens had to guide the dogs to attack the "breathing tubes."See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As Marge leaves Captain Collins' office after her second plea for help, the shadow of dollying camera equipment is visible on the wall and floor.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Woman in Bar:Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A classic, just don't get swayed by the "B" feature title., 11 April 1999
Author: Thomas Clement (Mr. OpEd) from Los Angeles

I rate this right up there with other 50s sci-fi classics, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Day the Earth Stood Still, and Them. The title makes you think you're in for a radioactive-teens-with-fangs-from-outerspace bomb. This is anything but. Excellent acting, tight direction, believable dialog, and truly creepy aliens give this a black and white thumbs up. Remade recently in a faithful adaptation, but despite (or because of) the color photography and bigger budget, this 50s version remains the better bet to watch.

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