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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
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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The Thing That Could Destroy the Earth! See more »


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17 February 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Monstro da Era Atômica  »

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Completed in February 1958, one year prior to release, and several months following the untimely August death of actor Lyn Osborn. 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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He's mysterious, he's cosmic, he's dull as dirt
13 April 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Earnest but boring 50s sci-fi for John Carradine completists only. Borrowing ideas from DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL this film has ideas but forgets to add thrills to the mix. Carradine is only in the movie for maybe 5 minutes, and even then he's sometimes a black shadow giving lectures on the follies of man going into outer space. The film is an OK time-waster.


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