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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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Claude Rains Throws This Over His Shoulder and Runs With It 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)

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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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:
Mrs. Collins:[Reacting to the commotion in the observatory] What's happening, Reynolds?
George Reynolds:Something terrible!
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Claude Rains Throws This Over His Shoulder and Runs With It, 8 July 2014
Author: Nancy_Grease from Canada

Antonio Margheriti's Battle of the Worlds is about as scientifically sound as your average Buck Rogers serial so if you can't forgive the jaw dropping plot twists as they unfold skip this one. If you are game for an evening of retro Italian space opera this is certainly one to watch. A mysterious planet enters the solar system causing consternation on the Mars base and on earth which appears to be in the path of 'The Outsider'. Only Professor Benson suspects the true nature of the planet and it's inhabitants and his scientific team can save humankind. Despite the limitations of the low end special effects and the mumbo-jumbo, Claude Rains blows through his scenes like an acting hurricane and carries Battle of the Worlds along at a brisk, compelling pace. His Professor Benson is such a well drawn, fascinating character that it bathes the film in a credibility it would otherwise lack. rains forces you to suspend your disbelief and gives you a reason to care. It's quite fun.

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