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Plan 9 from Outer Space -- Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).
Plan 9 from Outer Space -- Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).
Plan 9 from Outer Space -- Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

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Writer:
Edward D. Wood Jr. (written by)
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Release Date:
22 July 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Unspeakable Horrors From Outer Space Paralyze The Living And Resurrect The Dead! See more »
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A film to be taught See more (448 total) »

Cast

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Gregory Walcott ... Jeff Trent
Mona McKinnon ... Paula Trent
Duke Moore ... Lieutenant Harper
Tom Keene ... Colonel Edwards
Carl Anthony ... Patrolman Larry
Paul Marco ... Patrolman Kelton
Tor Johnson ... Inspector Clay
Dudley Manlove ... Eros
Joanna Lee ... Tanna
John Breckinridge ... Ruler

Lyle Talbot ... General
David De Mering ... Danny
Norma McCarty ... Edith
Bill Ash ... Captain
Lynn Lemon ... Reverend (as Reverend Lynn Lemon)
Ben Frommer ... Man
Gloria Dea ... Girl
Conrad Brooks ... Policeman

Vampira ... Vampire Girl

Bela Lugosi ... Ghoul Man
Criswell ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald A. Davis ... Drunk (uncredited)
Johnny Duncan ... Second Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Karl Johnson ... Farmer Calder (uncredited)
Tom Mason ... Ghoul Man with Cape Over Face (uncredited)
J. Edward Reynolds ... Gravedigger (uncredited)
Clay Stone ... Mourner Reading Bible in Opening Scene (uncredited)
Hugh Thomas Jr. ... Gravedigger (uncredited)

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Man Holding Newspaper (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Edward D. Wood Jr. (written by)

Produced by
Charles Burg .... associate producer
J. Edward Reynolds .... executive producer
Hugh Thomas Jr. .... associate producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Bartholomew .... makeup artist
Harry Thomas .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Vampira .... Vampira makeup (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kirk Kirkham .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Willard Kirkham .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Kemp .... set constructor
Tony Portoghese .... property master
Harry Reif .... set dresser
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dale Knight .... sound
Sam Kopetzky .... sound mixer: pickups (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Duncan .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Mankin .... grip (as Art Manikin)
Larry Smith .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Chaney .... wardrobe (as Dick Chaney)
 
Music Department
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor
Emil Ascher .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Karl Johnson .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Donald A. Davis .... production assistant
Diana N. Loomis .... script supervisor
Jim Woods .... electrical effects
 
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Runtime:
79 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | Italy:T | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #18451) | West Germany:16
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Trivia:
This film was shot in late 1956 and copyrighted in 1957. It took almost three years to find a distributor who would handle it.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Just before Inspector Clay resurrects, and the dirt falls back into the open grave, you can see there is a blanket underneath the dirt, which is used to pull down the dirt.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Criswell:Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown... the mysterious...
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Soundtrack:
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105 out of 127 people found the following review useful.
A film to be taught, 17 December 2004
Author: Laurence Schwartz (lschwartz106) from NYC, US OF A

First of all, how could a film that has brought so much enjoyment to so many people be called "the worst film ever made"? I have seen major Hollywood products with major Hollywood stars and some of these films are impossible to sit through even once. "Dick Tracy" comes to mind, as does "Caligula." The very first time I saw "Plan 9" in a NYC revival house, just hearing Tor Johnson's struggle with English pronunciation and watching him wriggle out of the ground was worth the price of admission! It was probably the hardest I'd laughed in a movie theatre in many years. I don't know what kind of movie the actor who plays Eros thinks he's in, but he seems to be having a lot of fun. We all know that the comedy of the film was unintentional, then why do we laugh? We laugh because Mr. Wood does everything conceivable to mask his non-budget to give the illusion of a grand sci-fi-horror epic. And he does it with such unabashed gracelessness with so little concern for time continuity or any other kind of logic, that we laugh at just how absurd the medium of film can become, if used in incompetent hands. Ed Wood gives new meaning to the word "schlock." The cinematic legacy he has left to enjoy should be called "pop-schlock." If the point of the film is to ultimately entertain, this is one of the best films of all time, not the worst.

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