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Director:
Writers:
Terry Nation (from the B.B.C. television serial)
Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 August 1966 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Detective Inspector Campbell – OBE!" See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Who

Bernard Cribbins ... Tom Campbell
Ray Brooks ... David
Andrew Keir ... Wyler
Roberta Tovey ... Susan
Jill Curzon ... Louise
Roger Avon ... Wells
Geoffrey Cheshire ... Roboman
Keith Marsh ... Conway
Philip Madoc ... Brockley
Steve Peters ... Leader Roboman
Eddie Powell ... Thompson
Godfrey Quigley ... Dortmun
Peter Reynolds ... Man on Bicycle
Bernard Spear ... Man with Carrier bag
Sheila Steafel ... Young Woman
Eileen Way ... Old Woman
Kenneth Watson ... Craddock
John Wreford ... Robber
Robert Jewell ... Leader Dalek Operator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Graham ... Daleks (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Hawkins ... Daleks (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gordon Flemyng 
 
Writing credits
Terry Nation (from the B.B.C. television serial)

Milton Subotsky (screenplay)

David Whitaker (additional material)

Sydney Newman  original concept (uncredited)

Produced by
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Joe Vegoda .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bill McGuffie 
 
Cinematography by
John Wilcox (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ann Chegwidden 
 
Art Direction by
George Provis 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Pelling 
 
Makeup Department
Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Ted Wallis .... production manager
Tony Wallis .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Waldron .... construction manager
William Alexander .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist (as A. Ambler)
John Cox .... sound supervisor
John Poyner .... sound editor
Alan Blay .... maintenance: sound unit (uncredited)
Peter Dukelow .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ted Samuels .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Ray Jones .... camera grip
Ted Deason .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Thelma Orr .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Barry Gray .... composer: electronic music
Bill McGuffie .... conductor
 
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Daleks Invade Earth 2150 A.D." - USA (TV title)
"Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D." - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
A remake of the 1964 "Doctor Who" (1963) serial "The Dalek Invasion of Earth".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The Doctor and Tom gaze at the Dalek ship flying overhead in long-shot. They start to move forward at the shot change, but are stationary in the following two-shot as the Doctor muses, "Quite remarkable!"See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Who:Your bomb is designed to slide down this shaft, strike a fracture in the Earth's inner surface, and so release the magnetic core of our planet. But the fracture is near the meeting point of the magnetic influence of the North and South poles. One mistake, one deviation in the aiming of your bomb and enough magnetic energy will be released to destroy you.
Dalek:There will be no mistake! These prisoners are to be exterminated!
Dr. Who:One moment. You must listen to me. If you spare us, I can help you. I can show you how to neutralize this magnetism, so that your plan can be carried out with no danger to yourselves.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565See more »

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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
"Detective Inspector Campbell – OBE!", 28 May 2000
Author: The_Movie_Cat from England

The On Her Majesty's Secret Service of the Doctor Who world, the two Peter Cushing-Dalek films have seen occasional reappraisal that labels them as "coolly kitsch" or "lovably camp". In reality, of course, they're complete pants.

The Doctor Who TV series actually had a considerable integrity, despite being made on a budget of 50p and never managing to shake off the "Kid's Telly" tag. Here Cushing plays the Doctor of the title, his surname actually becoming "Who". The Tardis, his sophisticated space-time machine, is now "Tardis", a naff-looking thing with a Yale lock on the door. Around the time this was made a "Carry On" actor would do his only television work in the Doctor Who series – Peter Butterworth as the Meddling Monk. For the film we got Bernard Cribbins as P.C. Tom Campbell, a similar character to the one that married the Doctor's granddaughter on TV. Though as the film Susan is only ten that would be inappropriate here.

Both films (the other – Doctor Who and the Daleks, Cushing joined by Roy Castle) were based directly on actual TV stories, the novelty being they were in colour. By the time the second came around the novelty was over and it didn't do the business of the first, despite being someway the better film. Perhaps this is because the original serial – The Dalek Invasion of Earth – was an attempt to mount a film's epic scale on a TV budget. To this end it transfers better to the medium, and its setting (future Earth as opposed to the first film's alien planet Skaro) is more accessible to audiences.

The big failure is, of course, send-up. Some of the series' b-movie concepts (mutated nuclear war victims get robot-armoured shells and invade Earth to steal its core) are ludicrous, but played straight can be rewarding. The films make a mockery of the whole concept, showing a total lack of respect for their source material. My advice is: if you don't like 'em, don't make 'em. Bearing in mind the Daleks were hot merchandise properties at the time, this is a cynical cash-in on the nation's youth. There's even a shameless product placement for Sugar Puff Cereals.

All involved are capable of better. Peter Cushing, respected in adult horror films, here opts for a no-effort parody of TV Doctor William Hartnell's performance. There is no trace of depth or consideration for the part he has chosen. Full credit does go to Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir and Philip Madoc for at least trying to take it seriously. Madoc was rewarded with four seperate roles in the television series, most notably as mad scientist Solon (1976) and The War Lord (1969). On the plus side, direction in terms of camera angles is actually very, very good, but is offset by incidental music so loud and outdated that it works against the mood entirely. Think SF drama with Carry On music and you're almost there.

Bright and colourful, (including a funky red Dalek) the film certainly has visual appeal. But the Daleks' voices, their volume increased considerably, are extremely grating. They also lack their trademark warmth and charm, being little more than robots. Their weaponry was scheduled to be flame-throwers, but was disallowed due to the young audience. This is perhaps fortunate as their gas sprays aid the Nazi allegory. Best bit? The exploding shed.

Trite jazz, lame comic setpieces and binliner outfits, the film is on TV virtually every Bank Holiday in England. And you know the strangest part? As bad as it is, come next Bank Holiday I'll probably be tempted to see it again.

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