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Teenagers from Outer Space -- A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts...
Teenagers from Outer Space -- A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts...
Teenagers from Outer Space -- A group of aliens plans to invade her, but one of the young aliens, in love with an Earth girl, joins forces to stop them from their invasion.


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Release Date:
June 1959 (USA) See more »
Teenage hoodlums from another world on a horrendous rampage! See more »
A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
David Love ... Derek
Dawn Bender ... Betty Morgan (as Dawn Anderson)
Bryan Grant ... Thor
Harvey B. Dunn ... Gramps Morgan
Tom Graeff ... Joe Rogers (as Tom Lockyear)
King Moody ... Spacecraft Captain (as Robert King Moody)
Helen Sage ... Nurse Morse
Frederick Welch ... Dr. C.R. Brandt, MD (as Frederic Welch)
Carl Dickinson ... Gas Station Attendant (as Carl Dickensen)
Sonia Torgeson ... Alice Woodward
Billy Bridges ... Driver picking up Thor
James Conklin ... Prof. Simpson
Gene Sterling ... The Alien Leader
Ralph Lowe ... Moreal, Spaceship Crew
Bill DeLand ... Saul, Spaceship Crew
Ursula Hansen ... Hilda
Robert Williams ... TV Newsman (as Bob Williams)
Don DeClue ... Generating Plant Worker
Don Chambers ... Dr. Mason
Jim MacGeorge ... Mac, a Cop
Kent Rogers ... Harry, a Cop
Sol Resnick ... Mason's Assistant
Bob Regas ... Johnson (as Robert Regas)

Ross Evans ... School Janitor (as Horst Ehrhardt)

Directed by
Tom Graeff 
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Tom Graeff (written by)

Produced by
Tom Graeff .... producer
Cinematography by
Tom Graeff (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Tom Graeff (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Paul Blaisdell .... special fx props (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul Blaisdell .... effects props (uncredited)
Tom Graeff .... special effects (uncredited)
Music Department
Tom Graeff .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Geordie Hormel .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Loose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Spencer Moore .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Tom Graeff .... presenter
Bryan Grant .... production associate (as Bryan G. Pearson)
David Love .... production associate (as C.R. Kaltenthaler)
Gene Sterling .... production associate
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86 min | USA:72 min (DVD)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | UK:PG (video rating) (2004) | UK:X (original rating) (1960) | USA:Unrated (2005 DVD release) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Not Rated (Digital Streaming) | USA:Approved (certificate #19248)

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The aliens and few humans use contractions when speaking.See more »
Continuity: Thor's jumpsuit has bloodstains on the chest and right arm before his surgery. When he stumbles into the outer office the bloodstains are gone, and when he confronts the nurse they're visible again.See more »
Thor:Are you alone?
Alice Woodward:Could be...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)See more »
Domestic Children (3-C-3)See more »


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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Apparently there is juvenile delinquency on other planets too., 31 July 2001
Author: reptilicus from Vancouver, Canada

I first saw this film when I was only 7 and even then I knew there was something . . .well . . .different about it. For one thing those are the oldest looking teenagers I ever saw; then again all those JD movies offered actors who looked too old even for college in the roles of "kids" so we can't hold that fact against this film. The reason the aliens have come to our world is also atypical of 1950's films. They don't want to conquer the Earth, they don't want to re-populate a war devastated world. They are hungry and in need of a square meal and Earth is the perfect spot to breed the creatures they use as food! They call the creatures Gargans but they look a lot like lobsters. Of course since this is a science fiction picture, the atmosphere of Earth causes the Gargans to grow so large a single one could keep a Red Lobster in business for months! the effects budget was so low we never see the actual giant monster, just an empty travelling matte!

Most memorable are the ray guns used by the bad aliens . . .er . . .the intergalactic juvenile delinquents. As the original trailer said "They blast the flesh off humans!" and quite a few people get zapped into skeletons. There is one good alien, a sensitive fellow named Derek (David Love) who stands alone against his own people when he suggests they go raise their favourite meal on some other planet. Derek is unaware that he is the son of the leader of the planet, a fact which is not exploited nearly as much as it should be in this film.

The cast includes Harvey B. Dunn, best remembered as the police inspector in BRIDE OF THE MONSTER. Harvey was a professional clown and performed at parties with his trick bird (the bird appears in BRIDE also). Yes it's an offbeat film but worth a look. Get ready for a tearjerker ending that is telegraphed well in advance.

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