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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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Writer:
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:
Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"We cannot be defeated. We have never been defeated!" See more (42 total) »

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

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Trivia:
The footage of a car crashing into an electrical substation is recycled from the end of Thunder Road (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Hockey team is called the Rovers by the announcer, but the teams are the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Redwings.See more »
Quotes:
Phyllis Penner:I thought you weren't going to make it.
Maj. Bruce Jay:We almost did.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Doc of the Dead (2014)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"We cannot be defeated. We have never been defeated!", 24 July 2015
Author: utgard14 from USA

Invisible aliens stationed on the moon have had enough of Earth's atomic tomfoolery. So they use reanimated dead bodies of humans to let the nations of the world know they mean business, delivering an ultimatum that Earth better surrender to them or else! Now a group of people gather together in a bunker laboratory to work on a way to defeat the invisible invaders while zombies lurk outside.

Edward L. Cahn directed this campy and cheap sci-fi movie with a muddled anti-nuke message. The special effects are poor with an overuse of stock footage and a monotone narration (one of the staples of no-budget sci-fi flicks back in the day). Still, Cahn produces a reasonable amount of atmosphere and it kept my interest throughout. The short runtime helps. It stars washed-up stars John Agar, John Carradine, and Robert Hutton, along with Jean Byron (of Patty Duke Show fame) and venerable character actor Philip Tonge. Other reviewers have pointed out that the movie might have inspired Night of the Living Dead. Whether that's truly the case or not, I don't know, but it is certainly something for movie buffs to chew on. Not a particularly good picture but fun in its way. Fans of '50 sci-fi will like it more than most.

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