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Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

The Night Caller (original title)
Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Jack Costain
Maurice Denham ...
Dr. Morley
Patricia Haines ...
Ann Barlow
Alfred Burke ...
Detective Supt. Hartley
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Reg Lilburn
Stanley Meadows ...
Det. Tom Grant
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Thorburn
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Cmdr. Savage
Marianne Stone ...
Madge Lilburn
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Col. Davy
Barbara French ...
Joyce Malone
Tony Wager ...
Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager)
David Gregory ...
Pvt. Jones
Douglas Livingstone ...
2nd R / T soldier
Tom Gill ...
Police Commissioner's secretary
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The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Trivia

John Carson and Jack Watson receive "guest star" credits. See more »

Goofs

In the Colorized version, two characters watch a TV news broadcast in colour; colour TV didn't start in the UK until 1967, two years after The Night Caller was released. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ann Barlow: Dr. Morley?
Dr. Morley: Yes?
Ann Barlow: Come and have a look at this. That's over a hundred miles up, coming in from space.
Dr. Morley: Well, what's the speed?
Ann Barlow: Over ten thousand miles an hour.
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Soundtracks

The Night Caller
Written by Albert Hague
Sung by Mark Richardson
Title Song - US Print only
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Another British SF Gem from the 60s
15 January 2004 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I don't know why they had to have John Saxon play the leading role in this movie; the Production Team could have chosen one of several dozen British actors who would have done a better job and better fitted the role. But then perhaps the film had American backers and they were calling the tune. Speaking of tune, the introductory song/music on the DVD version of the film is pathetic and totally incomparable to the original brilliant 60s pop instrumental "Image" with its Telstar-type organ backing. All that aside the movie is one that joins many other British SF films in the ranks of fame and is not totally unfaithful to Frank Crisp's 1963 novel "The Night Callers" on which it was based. It has moments which are slightly unnerving, particularly when the proposed candidates for shipping back to Ganymede are being interviewed by the man (monster) behind the shadows. Generally speaking there were very few dull moments and the pace of the plot was just right. Perhaps the ending could have been extended and more seen of the hideous alien with the claw-like appendages. Denham shines out above anyone else in the male cast leaving Saxon looking on from the sidelines as if he were a last minute, and not totally comfortable sub. A must see gem of a movie and despite the absence of the original introductory music the DVD will make a good addition to any SF Movie Buff's collection.


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