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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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Proof that imagination and intelligence can conquer any budgetary limitations See more (41 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)
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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:
Capt. Kenneth Cragis:How do you apologize to someone for killing them?See more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Proof that imagination and intelligence can conquer any budgetary limitations, 3 June 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"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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