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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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Cosmic Man
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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
Alan Wells ...
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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)  »

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O Monstro da Era Atômica  »

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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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22 minutes in, outside the wooden lodge, when Sgt Gray hears footsteps in the dark, the shadow of the boom is visible as it moves across the rocks as he enters the lodge. See more »

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A literate piece of sci-fi
15 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Until today it's been 46 years since I've seen this film. As a child I didn't see the point and the social ramifications. Sure it's a "B" programmer and loosely based on "The Day the Earth Stood Still" but it has a wonderfully "cerebral" track to it!

Bruce Bennett as the scientist works well. At 53 he was perfect for the part of a nuts and bolts guy with a soul! No bullshit romance stuff, just nuts and bolts! How many "B" sci-fi films of this era can make that claim!

I found myself getting teary-eyed at the end when the usual gun crazy military stooges offed him. If only he'd had Gort!

A surprisingly literate film with a lesson for all mankind. I highly recommend it!


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