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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 ...
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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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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1.85 : 1
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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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Slow, but OK
1 May 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Others have said, "The Cosmic Man" draws heavily on the ideas, characters presented on "The day Earth Stood Still", and I agree with them.

But, it is still a decent low-budget movie. It is well-intentioned and one can feel that a honest effort was put into making it.

Special effects are at a minimum. The Cosmic Man's spaceship is nothing more than a white sphere with a somewhat irregular surface. There are no blinking lights, no rubber-suited monsters.

The Comic Man is one of these movies to be watched on a rainy Saturday night when there is nothing else to do. In this type of circumstance, "The Cosmic man" can be a good time-filler.

Watch and enjoy for what it is.


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