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The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 3 July 1962 (USA)
In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies.

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(as Wesley E. Barry)

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(story), (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
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Capt. Kenneth Cragis
Erica Elliott ...
Maxine Megan
Frances McCann ...
Esme Cragis Milos
Don Doolittle ...
Dr. Raven
David Cross ...
Pax
Richard Vath ...
Mark
Reid Hammond ...
Hart
Malcolm Smith ...
Court
George Milan ...
Acto
Dudley Manlove ...
Lagan
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The survivors of a nuclear holocaust fuse man with machine, creating cyborgs to assist in the rebuilding of civilization. However, the blue-skinned androids rebel against their masters and go to war with the remnants of humanity. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Revolt of the Humanoids  »

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| (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Reputedly one of Andy Warhol's favorite films. See more »

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After Cragis is stabbed, you can see the protective patch/squib patch showing through his shirt. See more »

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Member of the order of flesh and blood: Mankind is a state of mind. Man is no more or less than he thinks himself to be.
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Proof that imagination and intelligence can conquer any budgetary limitations
3 June 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Creation of the Humanoids" is unique among the low-budget science fiction cinema of the early 60s. Its shoddily made with equally wooden direction and performances. Ed Wood is a more aesthetically pleasing director than Wesley Barry. The acting is similar to the performances in Wood's work (and thats at its finer moments). There's little action to be seen and most of the film is compromised of talk.

You'd think I'd hate this film judging so far. However, while the films mostly dialog, its fascinating dialog, crammed pack with ideas and social commentary. Its full of blows against militarism and racism, and questions identity and what it actually means to be human (is it flesh and blood or just a state of mind?). Its constantly engrossing and always thought-provoking. Screenwriter Jay Simms managed to include more attacks on social mores than just about any mainstream film of the period. Hows that for subversion?

"The Creation of the Humanoids" is a perfect example of why I love these low-budget films. They're cheap and impoverished, but they have more enthusiasm than just about any mainstream film out there. This title here is deceptively ahead of its time, resembling "Blade Runner" in more than one way (it even predates Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"). This is one of my psychotronic favorites, and a film that demands a wider cult following than it has obtained. Its one of the most unique films I've seen. (8/10)


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