MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,415 this week

The Space Children (1958)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  June 1958 (USA)
3.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.3/10 from 795 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 15 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 04 Jan 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1309 titles
created 13 May 2013
 
a list of 298 titles
created 25 Jun 2013
 
a list of 2317 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Space Children (1958)

The Space Children (1958) on IMDb 3.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Space Children.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Lana Turner, Jeff Chandler, Richard Denning
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jeff Carr, a special investigator, arrives in Tomahawk. His assignment is to discover who has been holding up the local stagecoach and is guilty for a series of killings that terrorize the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Lex Barker, Mara Corday, Stephen McNally
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Young daughter of High ranking political figure gets into trouble when she and her friends compete at bedding the foreign diplomats.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Christina Hart, Oliver Gilbert, Harry Towb
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go to far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

Director: Alex Nicol
Stars: John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway
Certificate: Passed Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Whe Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans
The Glass Web (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When top lawyer James Blane gets an acquittal for a man who killed another man for sexually roughing up his trophy wife, the murderous town sheriff frames him for bribing a juror in the case.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson
Red Sundown (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ex-con is given the chance to redeem himself, and revenge the murder of an old army buddy, by going undercover in Germany and helping the authorities break up a ring of international ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Ray Danton, Leigh Snowden, Grant Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Ray ...
Bud Brewster
...
Dave Brewster
Peggy Webber ...
Anne Brewster
Johnny Washbrook ...
Tim Gamble
...
Hank Johnson
Richard Shannon ...
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Manley
...
Sandy Descher ...
Eadie Johnson
...
Major Thomas
Peter Baldwin ...
Security Officer James
...
Sentry (as Ty Hungerford)
...
Joe Gamble (as Russell D. Johnson)
David Bair ...
Saul Wahrman
...
Ken Brewster
Eilene Janssen ...
Phyllis Manley
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

alien | children | beach | missile | scientist | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avaruuden kosto  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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. 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 »

Connections

Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD tornhill-1
'On the beach' psychosonic27
IT'S ON NETFLIX!! thegalaxybeing
Discuss The Space Children (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?