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The Space Children (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | June 1958 (USA)
An alien intelligence aborts the launching of a rocket with the help of a bunch of children.

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Cast

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Bud Brewster
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Dave Brewster
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Anne Brewster
Johnny Washbrook ...
Tim Gamble
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Hank Johnson
Richard Shannon ...
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Manley
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Eadie Johnson
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Major Thomas
Peter Baldwin ...
Security Officer James
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Sentry (as Ty Hungerford)
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Joe Gamble (as Russell D. Johnson)
David Bair ...
Saul Wahrman
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Ken Brewster
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Phyllis Manley
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Storyline

A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring. Written by Scott Blacksher

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Slowly...and with horror the parents realized THEIR CHILDREN WERE THE SLAVES OF 'THE THING' FROM OUTER SPACE!

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June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avaruuden kosto  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Star Peggy Webber is the founder and executive director/producer of the California Artists Radio Theatre, as well as a veteran actress of radio and television. She has worked with the giants in the field such as Basil Rathbone in Sherlock Holmes, Orson Welles in Macbeth, Norman Corwin, Alfred Hitchock and Henry Fonda in The Wrong Man, Arch Oboler, Robert Mongomery, Carlton Morse, Lionel Barrymore, Jack Webb in Dragnet and The Big Mother, and Lawrence & Lee. She was leading lady to Kirk Douglas, Vincent Price in The Saint, John Garfield, Mickey Rooney, Raymond Massey, Tony Quinn, Charles Laughton, Richard Boone, Joel McCrea, Joseph Cotten, Bill Conrad, Glen Ford, Herbert Marshall and Harold Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

Whenever the 'lightning' effect occurs as the holy blob uses his power, the shadows of both objects and people show up on the 'sky' and background elements revealing them to be back-drops in a studio. See more »

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"Verily, I say unto you…"

"except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (St.Matthew, Ch. 18, v.3)

This is a William Alland production. You remember his productions. Such unforgettables as: Citizen Kane The Devil and Daniel Webster It Came from Outer Space (one of my favorites) Creature from the Black Lagoon This Island Earth Tarantula The Deadly Mantis

And many more.

This one is a toughie to find.

There is a nice spooky movie credits however it's missing the obligatory sci-fi introduction narrative.

The U.S. is about to launch a hydrogen bomb satellite to protect up from the other side. The other side may already have done so. Someone or something has other plans and a unique ally.

Sandy Descher plays Eadie Johnson; here she gets to talk instead of just screaming "Them!"

A little deviation on this review. Looking at the trailer that the family lives in on the beach I noticed the glass louvers on the door. Back in the 60s after school I had a job manufacturing the glass louvers. It brings back old times.


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