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22 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Warning! Beware their stare!
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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IGNORE the low rating on this 60's sci-fi classic. Excellent entertainment! See more (43 total) »


  (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)

Directed by
Robert Gaffney 
Writing credits
(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 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... special monster makeup (as John D. Alese)
Production Management
Ben Berk .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Berk .... assistant director
Art Department
Charles Bailey .... set designer
Mickey Bradley .... set construction
Sound Department
Maurice Rosenblum .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Nazario .... assistant camera
Sol Negrin .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Monte Schwartz .... assistant editor
Other crew
Isele Bennett .... script supervisor
Michael Flaherty .... assistant to producer
Everett Shazam .... title designer
Nancy Solomon .... production secretary

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USA:79 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Unrated
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In the United States, all of the advertising material, including the trailer, gave the title of the film as "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster." The main title on the film itself is "Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster."See more »
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 »
Dr. Adam Steele:Gentlemen, we have just returned from our last meeting with our science advisors, and I'm happy to report that the launch is ready to go on schedule. The countdown will begin at 0800 tomorrow. And now, gentlemen, I want to introduce the astronaut chosen for this mission... Colonel Frank Saunders. Colonel Saunders will answer any questions that you might have. Frank?
[shows Frank to the podium]
Col. Frank Saunders:Dr. Steele is an optimist. What he means is I'll *try* to answer your questions.
Reporter #1:Colonel, aren't you just a little concerned about making a trip of 49 million miles alone? And when you *do* get to Mars, you still expect to be alone, or... you expect to find other life?
Col. Frank Saunders:I'm completely trained and ready for this mission, I'm not concerned. Now, fear is either physiological, or the result of ignorance and superstition. I'm in good physical condition, and haven't had the time to get superstitious. On the basis of all available data, it would be impossible to determine conclusively whether or not there is life on Mars. That's one of the things I expect to find out.
Reporter #1:Colonel, we understand that the radio telescope located on the down range island complex has been receiving signals in answer to their transmissions. It should maybe be from another civilization or a space vehicle itself.
Col. Frank Saunders:These signals could come from several sources. There's been no official agreement as to their origin, nor has there been anything to prove that they were sent by other intelligent beings.
Reporter #2:Colonel, how did you get picked for this project? Aren't there more experienced astronauts available?
Col. Frank Saunders:My career in the military, prior to this mission, was in test flight operations. Now, as I understand it, all the data on available test pilots was fed into a computer, and the results seem to indicate that I am the most likely candidate. Of course, I'm proud and happy to have been chosen, but I make it a rule never to question the decisions of my superiors.
Reporter #1:Colonel, I, uh, I've been covering the space program for *quite* a long time, yet, uh, prior to the day, I've never even heard of you. How do you explain that?
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
IGNORE the low rating on this 60's sci-fi classic. Excellent entertainment!, 15 December 2006
Author: gsh999 from Subcrust Base 955 - Venus

This is a really low-budget b/w movie but it is very entertaining. This movie has really aged well. Many sci-fi fans that see this movie for the first time will know what I'm talking about. I saw this 1965 movie for the first time in 2006 and loved it. I guess this one fits into the category "so bad it's great." But I consider this a damn good effort, especially considering the budget.

The movie is tons of laughs. The alien invaders have an Uncle Fester-looking adviser to a hot-looking queen, who looks kind of like Barbara Steele. They come invading Earth and run into a cyborg ("Frank") built by the good old USA to explore space. This movie even has a helicopter air assault in vintage transport choppers! AWESOME! They had to send the Army to help the cyborg defeat the bat-people aliens and their weapon of last resort - a fanged monster that the aliens themselves can barely control!!!!! This movie has EVERYTHING and any fan of classic sci-fi and 60's bikini party horror should really love it.

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