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Il pianeta degli uomini spenti -- A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

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Ennio De Concini (story)
Ennio De Concini (screenplay)
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March 1963 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A hostile planet...from outer space hurtles toward Earth on a collisin course! See more »
Plot:
A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Claude Rains ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Karlsen ... United Commission Leader (uncredited)
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Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony Dawson)
 
Writing credits
Ennio De Concini (story) (as Vassilij Petrov)

Ennio De Concini (screenplay) (as Vassilij Petrov)

Original Music by
Mario Migliardi 
 
Cinematography by
Marcello Masciocchi 
 
Film Editing by
Giorgio Serrallonga  (as Jorge Serrallonga)
 
Production Design by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Art Direction by
Umberta Cesarano 
 
Set Decoration by
Massimo Tavazzi 
 
Makeup Department
Ada Palombi .... hair stylist
Telemaco Tilli .... makeup artist
Marisa Tilly .... assistant makeup artist (as Marisa Tilli)
 
Production Management
Thomas Sagone .... production manager (as Tommaso Sagone)
Averoe Stefani .... production supervisor (as Averroé Stefani)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renzo Ragazzi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Giovanni Rossi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesare Allione .... camera operator
Danilo Desideri .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Coso Dies .... production secretary (as Cosmo Dies)
George Higgins .... artistical collaborator (as George Higgins III)
Tersicore Kolosoff .... script supervisor (as Tersicore Kolosof)
Nino Masini .... production secretary
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Battle of the Worlds" - USA (dubbed version)
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USA:84 min | Italy:93 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Bob Cole says "this is the space zone to be scanned" after receiving the information on the planet from the Earth base, he gives the pilot the piece of paper with the information on it, but the pilot does not actually grab the paper, and it flutters to the ground. The pilot then leaves without picking it up or checking the information.See more »
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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.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Battle to stay awake, 4 September 2012
Author: ctomvelu1 from United States

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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