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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...

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Tom Graeff (written by)
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Release Date:
June 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Teenage hoodlums from another world on a horrendous rampage! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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 Dickensen ... Gas Station Attendant
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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Runtime:
86 min | USA:72 min (DVD)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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:Approved (PCA #19288)

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Trivia:
Grandpa is missing most of the index finger on his right hand.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the "ending" car chase, Joe Rogers' (the reporter) hat is different while he is driving the car as opposed to when he is outside the car before the chase and after the chase. The hat before and after the chase has a brim which is UP in the back and DOWN in the front. However, when the scene cuts to the interior of him driving the car, his hat's brim is UP both in the front and the back.See more »
Quotes:
Betty Morgan:Derek, this is Alice.
Alice Woodward:Derek! Hey, I like that. Come on in! The water's fine!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Movie Orgy (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eerie Dramatic (L-657)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Far Out, 27 June 2004
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

****SPOILERS**** With the explosion of youth-oriented movies mixed with science fiction coming out of Hollywood in the 1950's with movies like teenage Werewolves Frankensteins and Zombies a movie about teenagers from outer space couldn't be that far behind.

Landing in the outskirts of town a spacecraft with a number of the crew looking like they just came off the set of a beach party movie plan to release a horde of deadly Gorgans, a crustacean-like creature, that will grow to enormous sizes and devour the entire human race. Later the aliens plan to use the Gorans as lobster soup lobster salad and about a dozen lobster main course dishes to supplement their planets dwindling food supply.

Derek a sensitive as well as rebellious youth, just like the teenagers in many movies made at that time, gets very upset when his fellow spaceman,Thor,shots Sparky, a cute little doggie,who was barking at him and turned the poor pup into a bag of bones. Derek is also secretly reading "The Book",that has been banned by the Leader of his planet, and "The Book" is putting bad ideas into Derek's head of how his planet is being run.

The movie tries to be a little more adult then most teenage movies released at that time with Derek more interested in saving the Earth from the deadly Gorgans then wanting to party around and drive fast sport cars and make out with the girls like you would expect him to do in most teenage movies like this one.

The story is ridicules as Derek is being persuaded by his fellow teenager from outer space Thor in order to either kill him or bring him back home to the Leader. The leader we later find out is Derek's father. The scenes when Thor uses his disintegration gun to turn people and animals into skeletons and the sight of the deadly Gorgans are hilarious instead of scary as the makers of "Teenagers from Outer Space" would have wanted them to be.

The ending of the movie with Derek tricking his father, the Leader, and fellow spacemen into destroying themselves with him included was all too predictable and didn't come off as good as it would have if Derek were to be left alive with his earthling girlfriend Betty and live happily ever after.

You would have hoped that the heartless aliens would have seen the light by getting influenced by the loving and family oriented earthlings and thus be able to see the errors of their ways. Then they would have converted to become members of the human race, like Derek tried to do and become. But that as we all saw in the movie was sadly not to be.

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