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Director:
Writers:
Jay Simms (story)
Jay Simms (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 July 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Man's Own Creation! Can He Control Machines That Produce People? See more »
Plot:
In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Why is it the more we become like men, the more some of them hate us for it?" See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Don Megowan ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Bradley ... Dr. Moffitt (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Orus (uncredited)
William Hunter ... Ward (uncredited)
Paul Sheriff ... Policeman (uncredited)

Alton Tabor ... Kelly's Duplicate (uncredited)

Directed by
Wesley Barry  (as Wesley E. Barry)
 
Writing credits
Jay Simms (story)

Jay Simms (screenplay)

Jack Williamson  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Wesley Barry .... producer (as Wesley E. Barry)
Edward J. Kay .... producer
 
Original Music by
Edward J. Kay (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr 
 
Film Editing by
Ace Herman  (as Leonard W. Herman)
 
Art Direction by
Ted Rich 
 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
George Bahr .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound mixer
Charles Cooper .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Louis M. Zabner .... special eye effects (as Dr. Louis M. Zabner)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Butner .... lighting engineer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oscar Rodriguez .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Eleanor H. Donahoe .... set continuity (as Eleanor Donahoe)
Lynn Waring .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
75 min | USA:84 min (DVD version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (Certificate #19468)

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Trivia:
Last film of makeup artist Jack P. Pierce, who worked on many of the Universal horror classics of the 1930s & 40s.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the doctor is testing the robotic arm, the space directly under the table is covered (presumably by a box or a panel with a hidden actor). However as the robotic arm is removed from the table, the space beneath it becomes empty and transparent.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Kenneth Cragis:And *you*, you imposter, I'll have your memory pulled so fast you'll never forget it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) (VG)See more »

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"Why is it the more we become like men, the more some of them hate us for it?", 23 November 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

In a world after nuclear war destroyed 92% of the human population, humanity uses blue-skinned humanoid robots called Clickers as servants and workers. As the Clickers become more sophisticated and humanlike, an anti-robot watchdog group called the Order of Flesh and Blood rises in power. When the Order discovers Clickers are creating robots that are identical to humans and one of them has killed a man, conflict between the humans and Clickers seems inevitable.

One of the smartest and most original sci-fi films of its time. Unfortunately, its talkiness and static direction prevent many from recognizing its worth. In my view the smart script, relatively short runtime, and steady pace balance out the criticisms. I don't even see a problem with the low budget since they do remarkably well with what they have. It's a movie full of ideas and great dialogue that gives you a lot to think about and still holds relevance to topical issues of today. It's what sci-fi is, at its best, all about. Creepy electronic music score is a plus. Also one of the last films of legendary makeup artist Jack Pierce.

I see other reviewers crying for a remake. What a waste of everybody's time that would be. First, the ideas presented and explored here were revolutionary for sci-fi films of the early 1960s. That wouldn't be the case today so it would hold little impact as a modern film. What seems thoughtful for that time would be just another preachy message movie made today. Second, and we all know this is true, they would attempt to fix the original's technical flaws by having tons of shitty CGI and ridiculous action sequences. It doesn't need to be remade. It's an excellent and underrated science fiction film from the later part of the golden era of sci-fi. People need to learn to appreciate movies that are older and have a lot to offer, instead of just trying to update them to today's often crass and ostentatious "standards." Make new stuff for today and stop mining the past for ideas, please.

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