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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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Director:
Writers:
Ennio De Concini (story)
Ennio De Concini (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Some of my favorite cheese... See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
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 »
Quotes:
Professor Benson:One would say, ladies and gentlemen, that you are disappointed to learn that the end of the world has been postponed!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Boys Don't Cry (1999)See more »

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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Some of my favorite cheese..., 31 August 2002
Author: Don (scifiguy-2) from Las Vegas, Nv.

I happened to see this many times in the 1960's, at kiddie matinees in the theater. Imagine 50 cents for a triple feature every weekend, for years on end. There were a lot of dog films, but this one stood out with decent f/x and unique sound effects. It's one of the earliest space-operas depicting dog fighting ships in space, preceded only by the 1959 Toho production of "Battle In Outer Space". Say what you want about the bad voice dubbing and the unknown Italian cast. Films like this were not being produced in the U.S. during this period, due to lack of effects technology, and budget constraints. At the time, it was a bold attempt in a genre that was just beginning. Jaded modern viewers should see this in context within the history of fantasy films. Pure science fiction was rare during this period, and a treat for fans at the time. Claude Rains has some very good dialouge, as a cynical mathmatician guiding efforts to thwart alien invaders. The ships are well conceived, with the footage re-used in later films. Unfortunately, the editing is choppy and the video transfers that exist are very poor. It would be nice to see a widescreen restoration.

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