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Invisible Invaders -- Spine-tingling excitement builds with each narrow escape in this sci-fi thriller about a nightmarish attack on Earth that begins when aliens inhabit human corpses.  John Agar stars.


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Release Date:
15 May 1959 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Agar ... Maj. Bruce Jay

Jean Byron ... Phyllis Penner
Philip Tonge ... Dr. Adam Penner
Robert Hutton ... Dr. John Lamont

John Carradine ... Dr. Karol Noymann
Hal Torey ... The Farmer

Paul Langton ... Lt. Gen. Stone
Eden Hartford ... WAAF Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bruggeman ... Technician (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ... Zombie (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Game Spectator (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ... Pilot (uncredited)
Jack Kenney ... Car Crash Victim (uncredited)
Chuck Niles ... Hockey Game Announcer (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Zombie (uncredited)
John Roy ... Game Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward L. Cahn 
Writing credits
Samuel Newman (written by)

Produced by
Robert E. Kent .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (director of photography)
Art Direction by
William Glasgow 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Makeup Department
Phillip Scheer .... makeup artist (as Philip Scheer)
Kaye Shea .... hairdresser
Production Management
Ben Hersh .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert S. Greene .... assistant director
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
Sound Department
Henry Adams .... sound effects editor
Al Overton .... sound
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Einar Bourman .... wardrobe man
Sabine Manela .... wardrobe woman (as Sabine Manella)
Editorial Department
Grant Whytock .... supervising editor
Other crew
Buzz Gibson .... chief technician
Dell Ross .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #19241)

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The decision to make the aliens invisible was more than a simple plot point. Producer Robert E. Kent insisted that the alien invaders remain unseen in a cost-saving measure. Without costly special effects, extras, and additional sets, the producer's decision helped to balance the film's otherwise severe lack of funds.See more »
Continuity: To occupy Noyman's body the alien moves the flowers and presumably must dig it out, but when Penner and others visit the grave it is undisturbed.See more »
Phyllis Penner:I thought you weren't going to make it.
Maj. Bruce Jay:We almost did.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Invisible Invaders, 2 July 2007
Author: estabanb2002 from United States

Obviously, a cut above "Planet 9 from Outer Space". It has good suspense and adequate production quality for the time, genre, and apparently the film's low budget. I would have loved it at the Saturday coke-bottle-top matinée as a 10 year old. It probably inspired many a producer/director's subsequent "zombie" movie. All in all, a tedious 1950's "good U.S. earthlings versus the heartless alien invaders" movie, which can be appreciated only as campy fun. Unfortunately, todays alien invaders are more insidious, not so identifiable, but just as deadly. Sad to see John Agar, who was a pretty good actor given his prior work, in such a stinker.

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