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Invasion (1966)

| Sci-Fi | 1966 (UK)
An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the aliens are taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Mike Vernon
Yôko Tani ...
Leader of the Lystrians
Valerie Gearon ...
Dr. Claire Harland
Lyndon Brook ...
Brian Carter
The Lystrian (as Eric Young)
Nurse Lim
Major Muncaster
Anthony Sharp ...
Lawrence Blackburn
Glyn Houston ...
Police Sergeant Draycott
Ann Castle ...
Sister Evans
John Tate ...
Jean Lodge ...
Barbara Gough
Ann Martin ...
Sister Kelly
Tony Wall ...
Peter Thomas ...


An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the aliens are taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

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1966 (UK)  »

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Eisvoli apo to diastima  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer Robert Holmes later reused elements of this story in the first Jon Pertwee Doctor Who (1963) story, Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space: Episode 1 (1970). Like this film, it was initially set in a remote English cottage hospital complete with a mysterious and unconscious alien stranger, puzzled doctors, an army patrol, and lurking alien forces in the nearby woods. See more »


Immediately after Mr. Blackburn falls to the floor of his garage, during the handheld camera shot that provides a closeup, we see the cameraman's shadow on the garage wall. See more »


Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Invasion (1965) (1980) See more »

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Could have been tighter
19 June 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A well made and low key B-movie in which a hospital is trapped in a forcefield while two aliens search for their escaped prisoner. It's probably most notable for the plot provided by Robert Holmes, who later cannibalised it for the far superior 'Doctor Who' story 'Spearhead from Space', which introduced Jon Pertwee's third Doctor.

Anyway, back to 'Invasion'. While it's solid and has some effective moments (like the doctor driving his car straight into the invisible forcefield and smashing through the windscreen) the movie is also humourless and slow moving, which is a shame as with a few nips and tucks it would have been much improved. Valerie Gearon's pretty sexy, though, so it's not all bad.

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