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The Cosmic Man (1959)

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
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Kathy Grant
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Col. Matthews
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Ken Grant
Lyn Osborn ...
Sgt. Gray
Walter Maslow ...
Dr. 'Rich' Richie
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Gen. Knowland
Ken Clayton ...
Master Sergeant
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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)  »

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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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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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References The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »

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Semi Classic 50s Sci-Fi drive in movie
19 March 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

It reminded me of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" but it wasn't as good. Not so scary creature and a very unusual spaceship. It has to be considered in the context of the times, which was the late 1950s. During it's day it probably was a good, scary Sci-Fi movie that gave the viewers nightmares after watching it. Over the years it's lost a lot of it's effectiveness. Consider that you are going to watch a 1959 movie. Things were different then. This movie should be considered a semi classic Sci-Fi, old fashioned drive in movie. It wasn't the best that came out of the 50s but I thought it was very enjoyable and a must see for any classic Sci-Fi viewer.


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