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The Cosmic Man (1959)

Passed  -  Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  17 February 1959 (USA)
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A spherical UFO proves to contain one alien visitor. How to deal with him? Investigators disagree...

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Dr. Karl Sorenson
Angela Greene ...
Kathy Grant
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Col. Matthews
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Ken Grant
Lyn Osborn ...
Sgt. Gray
Walter Maslow ...
Dr. 'Rich' Richie
Herbert Lytton ...
Gen. Knowland
Ken Clayton ...
Master Sergeant
Alan Wells ...
Sergeant
Harry Fleer ...
Bill, the Park Ranger
John Erman ...
Radar Operator
Dwight Brooks ...
Major
Hal Torey ...
Dr. Steinholtz
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The latest UFO, a white globe levitating in a California canyon, is investigated by the Air Force, aided by physicist Karl Sorensen. Just big enough for one "man", the object seems impenetrable, but that night a half-invisible being visits the town, and a strange bundled-up man takes a room at Angela Green's mountain lodge, the investigators' headquarters. Sorensen thinks the Cosmic Man is benevolent, but to the colonel he represents either danger...or military advantage. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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17 February 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Monstro da Era Atômica  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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This was the final film work for editor Richard C. Currier, ending a career that included over 300 shorts and features going back to the silent era. His associate on this film, veteran editor Helene Turner, also retired after completing this film. See more »

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Near the end of the opening credits, in the close-up of the Earth, the stars behind it are visible right through the planet. See more »

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A Insightful and Cerebral Forerunning of Close Encounters
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If THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) had incorporated an even stronger and prolonged philosophical discussion and a more balanced authenticity to human nature, THE COSMIC MAN could have been a stellar, sci fi heavy weight. However, with an apparently low-budget and stilted acting, the surprisingly powerful script from Aurther C. Pierce contains some of the most thoughtful and serious attempt at a balanced look at a CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1997). Perhaps an even closer, contemporary version would be the hard to find WAVELENGTH (1983) without the gorgeous music. Nevertheless even with the stock performances there is a sincere attempt in this message-movie to avoid strong stereotypes and present a substantive sci fi movie with an emotive underpinning rarely experienced in many sci fi movies in the past or even today. A consistent script, logical and emotionally potent in its concept as well as some fancy jargon that attempts to present out of the box, imaginative thinking as with SPHERE (1998).


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