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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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Samuel Newman (written by)
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Release Date:
15 May 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A sci-fi shocker that'll keep you awake at night! See more »
Plot:
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Cast

  (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:
Don Kennedy ... Pilot (uncredited)
Chuck Niles ... Hockey Game Announcer (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
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #19241)

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Trivia:
The plane crash was from remote control experiments made by the Air Force.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The B-17 bomber crashes into a target laid out in sandbags on the ground. It is stock footage of an Air Force test experiment related to remote-controlled flying bombs. In practice, the plane would have been pilotless and would have been loaded with high explosives.See more »
Quotes:
Phyllis Penner:I thought you weren't going to make it.
Maj. Bruce Jay:We almost did.
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Little Kids Will Like It, 28 January 2004
Author: CelluloidTime from NJ

Watching Invisible Invaders will make you aware of something -- that Night Of The Living Dead (which came 9 years later) is a truly impressive piece of film-making. While there were certainly worse films made in the 1950s, the mere existance of worse films will not cause me to praise Invisible Invaders for being better than those others. This film is bad on so many levels (silly stock footage, inept editing, rotten acting, bad writing, etc.). Small children will buy into all of it and find it terrifying (my 8-year-old and 5-year-old loved it) but anyone over the age of 9 will likely be disappointed. I had fond memories of this film from childhood -- wish I hadn't watched it as an adult.

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