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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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I Never Quite Got the Politics See more (23 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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Runtime:
USA:84 min | Italy:93 min
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Goofs:
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:
Cmdr. Robert Cole:Poor Benson. If they opened up his chest, they'd find a formula... where his heart should have been.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Boys Don't Cry (1999)See more »

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I Never Quite Got the Politics, 4 May 2006
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

What a low point for the man from "Casablanca" and "The Invisible Man." He plays a testy old guy who seems to strike fear into all those around him. He is an astronomer who is aware that some odd thing is going on, having to do with a planet/asteroid that is approaching the Earth. Apparently, it is a screening device for flying saucers, set to attack and destroy the earth. It's another one of those movies where everyone understands the science, but the viewer has not a clue what they are talking about. Rains keeps talking about the Bigwigs in the government. Apparently, there is some kind of federation that sets up roadblocks and whom he must answer to. He wants total control of the efforts to get rid of the invaders. He banters and intimidates. He almost has a glow on him when he appears in different places. There are lots of explosions and few explanations. Rains becomes possessed and will listen to no one. It's just not very good.

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