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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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What A Hoot! 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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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:
Edward D. Wood Jr. always claimed that Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) was his pride and joy.See more »
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Errors in geography: Stock footage of rocket launchers is used to show the attack on the flying saucers, which are up in the air. The rocket launchers are ground-to-ground weapons. Also, one of the rocket launcher vehicles shown is a Russian 'Katyusha' truck, filmed during the Russian counteroffensive during WWII.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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67 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
What A Hoot!, 28 December 2004
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

When I need an amusing diversion, nothing helps quite like watching one of those dreadful 50's sci-fi flicks: "Teenagers From Outer Space", "The Brain From Planet Arous", or my personal favorite: "The Giant Claw". Ed Wood's infamous "Plan 9 ..." is a good choice too. Criswell, in his sing-song voice, cracks me up every time I hear him intone: "Future events such as these will affect you in the future."

I can forgive "Plan 9..." for some of its, let us say ... "imperfections": anthropomorphic aliens who speak English; women aliens who wear lipstick; the hammy, sophomoric acting; the dime store special effects ... But there's really no excuse for a mickey mouse script. You get the feeling that the film was put together by a quarrelsome committee of third graders, and aimed at an audience of chimpanzees.

Criswell drones on: " ... the secret testimony of the miserable souls who survived ...". And later, a VO intones: "The ever beautiful flower she had planted with her own hands became nothing more than the lost roses of her cheeks." Evidently, Wood saw no need to hire a script editor.

And yet, specifically because of its technical crudeness, "Plan 9 ..." is fun to watch. We may not want to admit it, but the film gives us viewers a chance to feel superior to Ed Wood; we get to conjecture that even we could make a film that has more credibility than ... that.

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