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22 September 1965 (USA) See more »
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Warning! Beware their stare!
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When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Bad, certainly not boring See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Marilyn Hanold ... Princess Marcuzan

James Karen ... Dr. Adam Steele (as Jim Karen)

Lou Cutell ... Dr. Nadir
Nancy Marshall ... Karen Grant
David Kerman ... Gen. Bowers
Robert Reilly ... Col. Frank Saunders / Frankenstein
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Alan Browne ... Martian Crewmember (uncredited)
Robert Fields ... Reporter (uncredited)

Bruce Glover ... Martian Crewmember / The Monster (uncredited)
Susan Stephens ... Blonde Surf-bather (poster girl) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Gaffney 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
R.H.W. Dillard  story (uncredited)
George Garrett  story
John Rodenbeck  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Stanley P. Darer .... associate producer
Alan V. Iselin .... executive producer
Robert McCarty .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Saul Midwall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence C. Keating 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
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John Alese .... special monster makeup (as John D. Alese)
 
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Ben Berk .... production manager
 
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Ben Berk .... assistant director
 
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Charles Bailey .... set designer
Mickey Bradley .... set construction
 
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Maurice Rosenblum .... sound mixer
 
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Miguel Nazario .... assistant camera
Sol Negrin .... camera operator
 
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Monte Schwartz .... assistant editor
 
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Isele Bennett .... script supervisor
Michael Flaherty .... assistant to producer
Everett Shazam .... title designer
Nancy Solomon .... production secretary
 

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USA:79 min
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Even though the character Marilyn Hanold played was named Princess Marcuzan in the credits, her name is never mentioned throughout the film. She is only referred to as "princess".See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): After Frank seizes up during his press release, Dr. Steele says he's coating the plug-ins in Frank's head with silica gel to waterproof them. However, silica gel is a solid, supplied in those little disposable packages in many consumer goods to absorb moisture from the air; for waterproofing plug and socket connections, you need to coat them with dielectric grease (which is often silicone-based).See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Bad, certainly not boring, 30 July 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

By any technical standards, this film is a mess on par with Ed Wood. But what a glorious mess it is! The film's imperfections create a camp classic, one whose reputation is certainly deserved. Despite the numerous shortcomings, I was never bored with this drive-in classic.

The film's plot is confusing, so I'll do my best to explain it. Mars invades Earth to capture voluptuous women for breeding purposes. The invasion force consists of around five aliens probably due to budget restraints. They land in Peurto Rico and destroy a NASA spaceship (which they believe is a missile). The spaceship crashes back on Earth, and an android escapes to terrorize the coast. Two NASA scientists and a general learn of this and do all they can to both halt the invasion and retrieve the android. Also, the Martians have a goofy-looking monster in tow who goes head to head with the android (hence the title).

There are several reasons why this is a camp classic. First and foremost, the acting is incredibly over-the-top. The heads of the invasion force are played wonderfully (by my definition) by the homunculus Lou Cutell and the absolutely gorgeous playboy playmate Marilyn Hanold. Their b-movie chemistry is very good, demonstrated by the memorable scene in which they decide whether the captive women are suitable or not. Robert Reilly plays the android Frank. His scenes at the press conference early on are priceless. Also, the obvious budget restraints elicit much laughter. In the press conference for the first voyage into space conducted by NASA, the panel consists of two scientists, a military general, and the android. The press is represented by about four reporters. Also, the Martian spaceship appears to be much bigger on the inside than the outside. The two songs played repeatedly on the soundtrack are "groovy" pop-garage numbers that you'll forget as soon as the film is done. For all its shortcomings, it is actually quickly paced and contains much of what we love in flicks like this. (3/10)

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