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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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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 
 
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 
 
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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
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Nazario .... assistant camera
Sol Negrin .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
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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This film was ranked #7in the 2004 DVD documentary The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When the space monster is advancing during the end of the film, there's a brief shot of him from below where fluorescent lights may be seen in the ceiling. It's kind of hard to believe fluorescents would be present in a space ship of alien design.See more »
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Featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (V)See more »
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To Have and to HoldSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Lame but Delightful to See, 11 May 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In outer space, a Martian spacecraft commanded by Princess Marcuzan (Marilyn Hanold) and her assistant Dr. Nadir (Lou Cutell) is traveling to Earth to abduct women to breed a new race, since an atomic war has annihilated Martian women.

Meanwhile in NASA, Dr. Adam Steele (Jim Karen), his assistant Karen Grant (Nancy Marshall) and General Bowers (David Kerman) are in a press conference presenting the astronaut Colonel Frank Saunders (Robert Reilly), who will participate of an extended space travel on the next morning. However they do not disclose to the press that Colonel Saunders is an android developed by the scientists.

The Martian spacecraft lands on San Juan, in Porto Rico and when they see Saunders's capsule on the air, they believe it is an attack and they shoot the Earth ship down. The android is damaged and wanders on the island scaring people and behaving like Frankenstein. Dr. Steele and Karen head to Porto Rico to rescue the android, while the Martians abduct young women to take them to Mars.

"Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster" is a lame film for the younger generations used to colored movies and special effects. But for me, it is delightful to see since it is a journey to my childhood when I used to see sci-fi films like this one and worshiped National Kid.

This film is comparable with "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and other many famous and is underrated in IMDb. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Frankenstein Contra o Monstro Espacial" ("Frankenstein Against the Space Monster")

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