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Battle in Outer Space (1959)
"Uchû daisensô" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  8 July 1960 (USA)
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The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryô Ikebe ...
Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyôko Anzai ...
Etsuko Shiraishi
Koreya Senda ...
Professor Adachi
Minoru Takada ...
The Commander
Leonard Stanford ...
Dr. Roger Richardson
Harold Conway ...
Dr. Immerman
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Hisaya Itô ...
Nadao Kirino ...
Gravity Man
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Inspector Iriake
Malcolm Pearce ...
Dr. Achmed
Leonard Walsh ...
Thomas Sheldon
Kôzô Nomura ...
Rocket Commander
Ikio Sawamura ...
Lantern Man
Tadashi Okabe ...


Munchkin-like aliens invade Earth full force with their flying saucers and laser weapons, rendering cities helpless. All eyes turn to the most powerful nations on Earth as they unite to concoct a plan to vanquish the aliens and return Earth to the hands of humans, thus, resulting in the most fierce and ultimate battle royale in outer space the galaxy as ever seen. Written by Oliver Chu

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8 July 1960 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the final battle sequence that takes place over Tokyo, one of the landmarks destroyed by the mother ship was Tokyo's huge Cinerama theatre. See more »


The strings holding the flying machines (rocket ships and flying saucers) aloft are clearly visible in several scenes. See more »


Referenced in Gojira: Kaijû dai rantô (2002) See more »

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Captures the magic and nostalgia of the cinema of days gone by!
10 November 1999 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Dr. Immerman (played by Harold Conway)is my Grandfather and I this movie is great!! This fabulous movie is guaranteed to please any Sci Fi audience with lots of action & special effects and it captures the magic and nostalgia of the cinema of days gone by!

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