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The Space Children (1958)

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An alien intelligence aborts the launching of a rocket with the help of a bunch of children.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Ray ...
Bud Brewster
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Dave Brewster
Peggy Webber ...
Anne Brewster
Johnny Washbrook ...
Tim Gamble
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Hank Johnson
Richard Shannon ...
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Manley
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Sandy Descher ...
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
Eilene Janssen ...
Phyllis Manley
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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)  »

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Avaruuden kosto  »

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Michel Ray married a childhood friend Charlene, daughter of Alfred "Freddie" Heineken. Her mother was Lucille Cummins daughter of a Kentucky Bourbon maker. Her father Freddie died in January 2002 and left his controlling interest, 50.05%, in the Heineken brewing empire to the couple. It is estimated at three billion pounds sterling or four point two billion dollars. Michel's life story is more glamorous than many a Hollywood fiction. See more »

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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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Jack Arnold and Space Children
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An alien intelligence aborts the launching of a rocket with the help of a bunch of children.

Coming from Jack Arnold and Paramount Pictures, you might think this film has a lot of potential. If you know it was featured on "Mystery Science Theater", you might think it is a complete failure. The truth is somewhere between there, of course.

Interestingly, a Miami newspaper called the film's star Adam Williams "one of the industry's fastest-rising actors" when this movie was released. If you are wondering "who is Adam Williams", you would not be alone. The biggest star in this film is Jackie Coogan, who you either know as a silent film child or as Uncle Fester.


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