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Il pianeta degli uomini spenti (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  March 1963 (USA)
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A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

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(as Anthony Dawson)

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(story) (as Vassilij Petrov) , (screenplay) (as Vassilij Petrov)
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Prof. Benson
Bill Carter ...
Cmdr. Bob Cole
Umberto Orsini ...
Dr. Fred Steele
Maya Brent ...
Eve Barnett
Jacqueline Derval ...
Mrs. Collins
Renzo Palmer ...
Barrington
Carlo D'Angelo ...
Gen. Varreck (as Carlo d'Angelo)
Carol Danell ...
Cathy Cole
Jim Dolen ...
Boyd
Joe Pollini ...
Pat (as Joseph Pollini)
John Stacy ...
Dr. Cornfield
Aldo D'Ambrosio ...
United Commission Member
Massimo Righi ...
Lewis Boyd
Giuliano Gemma ...
Moran
Annamaria Mustari ...
(as Anna Maria Mustari)
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A stray planet on a collision course with Earth instead takes orbit around our blue marble. What seems like a dead planet suddenly launches a fleet of flying saucers which attack our space fleets. Written by Humberto Amador

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A hostile planet...from outer space hurtles toward Earth on a collisin course! See more »

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Battle of the Worlds  »

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Cmdr. Robert Cole: Poor Benson. If they opened up his chest, they'd find a formula... where his heart should have been.
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Battle to stay awake
4 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Forgettable early 1960s Italian-made space opera -- except for one thing. That one thing is 70-year-old Claude Rains playing a mad scientist. An asteroid that looks remarkably like a real planet and not all like a hunk of rock begins orbiting the Earth and sends out flying saucers that attack our space fleet. Before the military destroys it, a team of astronauts, including Rains, is sent to the asteroid to have a look at what's inside. Mostly, they find miles of suspended plastic tubing. Very talky, but anytime Rains is on-screen, the movie comes to life. His character is as daffy as the mad scientist he played in "The Invisible Man." Special effects are pathetic and the dubbing is typical for an Italian cheapie of the period.


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