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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:
Better than Star Wars 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:
The film also features Dudley Manlove, of "Plan 9 From Outer Space."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:
Capt. Kenneth Cragis:How do you apologize to someone for killing them?See more »

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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Better than Star Wars, 5 September 2005
Author: J. Mike Perkins from Houston, Texas

This is a wonderful, thoughtful little film with timeless messages about prejudice and what it is to be human. A lot of people comment on the low budget, but there were some A list Hollywood people involved in making this like the most famous make up man ever, creator of the Universal Frankenstein make up for Boris Karloff, Jack P. Pierce, doing wonderful work near the end of his career. The great and colorful cinematography is done by the famous Hal Mohr who has a star on the Hollwood Walk and a long list of credits. The screenwriter was Jay Simms who went on to fame and a long career in television, so this film is not without talent in the people who made it despite its low budget. The film is also a bit cerebral for some people, and does have a lot of talking in it, but like the best Science Fiction films and T.V. programs, like the Twilight Zone, THE STORY will make you think deep thoughts. You can't say that about most big budget modern Science Fiction. I have a lot more respect for film like this, doing a lot with a little through the WRITING and the STORY than I do virtually any modern film whose story, if there is one, has been dummied down assuming no one in the audience has a working brain.

Much has been made about the fact that Andy Warhol loved this movie. It's easy to see why given the wonderful colors, lighting, and almost pop art looking sets. Despite being cheap, the film is often a wonder to look at. It also has Dudley Manlove of Plan Nine from Outer Space in it. Do your self a favor and watch this film if you can find it.

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