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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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Writers:
Ennio De Concini (story)
Ennio De Concini (screenplay)
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Release Date:
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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momma mia, atsa somma crummy meataball! See more (24 total) »

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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Continuity: When the astronauts walk on the surface of "The Outsider" in a location shot, they are seen from behind and none of them are wearing a blue helmet. When they are inside the cave, an obvious studio shot, the commander is seen wearing a vivid blue helmet. When they leave the cave and the story cuts back to the return trip back to the space ship, the blue helmet has again disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Fred Steele:George, those meteorites are messing up everything!
George Reynolds:Whatta expect on an August night?
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
momma mia, atsa somma crummy meataball!, 9 April 2004
Author: march9hare from sparks nv

Claude Rains stars as Prof. Benson, a cynical mathematical genius/recluse who must save the world from implacable aliens. The movie has an interesting premise - a planetoid enters into orbit around the Earth causing widespread upheavals of Nature, and turns out to be a sort of alien Noah's Ark - but is marred by a tiny budget, hambone acting (except for Rains), oafish direction, and really crummy effects even for 1961. This may not have been Rains' last film, but he certainly deserved better. Having said all that, for some odd reason this one remains a favorite. Guess there's no accounting for taste. Seriously though, there are worse. MUCH worse.

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