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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 »
User Reviews:
A low-budget gem with strong ties to 1950s sci-fi films. See more (45 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:
Reputedly one of Andy Warhol's favorite films.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: After Cragis is stabbed, you can see the protective patch/squib patch showing through his shirt.See more »
Quotes:
Maxine Megan:Pax, you're wonderful. He's so glib, I'll bet he even has a sense of humor.
Esme Cragis Milos:He'd *better* have! I paid extra for it. Say something funny, Pax.
Pax:Don't put me on, dear. I have a sense of humor, but I'm not creative.
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A low-budget gem with strong ties to 1950s sci-fi films., 2 November 2001
Author: Bruce Cook (brucemcook@windstream.net) from Fayetteville, GA

This one is enjoyable IF the viewer is prepared for the movie's distinctly odd nature and low budget. According to the story, World War III has depleted the Earth's population, but reconstruction efforts are progressing rapidly with the help of a newly developed race of `humanoids' (hairless, green-skinned androids who possess high intelligence and who serve with total faithfulness).

In fact, the androids are so intelligent and sensitive that many people want to have them destroyed, because they fear the androids will overthrow mankind. A few sympathetic humans have sided with the androids -- including the sister of the most outspoken anti-android activist. She actual MARRIES one of the androids. One rebel scientist conspires with the android members of a secret group who strives to perfect the androids and make them even more human.

Shot on a shoestring budget, the sets are fairly simple (although reasonably imaginative), and the acting is sometimes pretty bad. The soundtrack music is a kind o low-rent version of the `Forbidden Planet' tonalities. Oddly enough, all these apparent flaws somehow endear it to the more forgiving viewers, perhaps because the film works so hard to put across some very strange and imaginative concepts, including a nifty little surprise ending.

Watch for several recognizable props and costumes from classic science fiction movies, such as the glass tubes and the gray, one-piece uniforms from `This Island Earth'. One of the `early prototype robots' seen during the film's opening prologue is actually one of the armored alien space suits from `Earth versus the Flying Saucers' -- and it was spray painted silver!

There was, a few years ago, a prerecorded tape of this little gem available for rent at video stores. It you can find one, you're lucky. It's a nutty little cult classic from a by-gone age.

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