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Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
Joseph Millard (novel)
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Release Date:
May 1967 (USA) See more »
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The Battle for Power Has Begun See more »
Plot:
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(9 articles)
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Excuse me, I'd rather you not enter our alien compound, if you don't mind. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Hutton ... Dr. Curtis Temple
Jennifer Jayne ... Lee Mason
Zia Mohyeddin ... Farge

Bernard Kay ... Richard Arden

Michael Gough ... Master of the Moon
Geoffrey Wallace ... Alan Mullane
Maurice Good ... Stilwell
Luanshya Greer ... Girl Attendant
John Harvey ... Bill Trethowan
Diana King ... Mrs. Trethowan
Paul Bacon ... Dr. Rogers
Christopher Banks ... Doctor - Street
Dermot Cathie ... Peterson
Norman Claridge ... Dr. Frederick Andrews
James Donnelly ... Guard
Frank Forsyth ... Blake
Leonard Grahame ... McCabe
Michael Hawkins ... Williams
Jack Lambert ... Doctor - Office
Robin Parkinson ... Maitland
Edward Rees ... Bank Manager
Katy Wild ... Girl in Street
Kenneth Kendall ... Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
S. Newton Anderson ... Peter (uncredited)

Directed by
Freddie Francis 
 
Writing credits
Milton Subotsky (screenplay)

Joseph Millard (novel "The Gods Hate Kansas")

Produced by
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Norman Warwick (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Musgrave 
 
Production Design by
Bill Constable 
 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Scott Slimon 
 
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Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist
Ann Rogers .... hairdresser
 
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Ted Wallis .... production supervisor
Tony Wallis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Corbett .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jimmy James .... property buyer
 
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Margaret Dickinson .... assistant sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound
Clive Smith .... sound editor
George Stephenson .... sound recordist
 
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Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
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David Harcourt .... camera operator
 
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Eileen Welch .... wardrobe mistress
 
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David Lewis .... assistant editor
 
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Philip Martell .... conductor
 
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Francis Rodker .... titles
Barbara Rowland .... continuity
 
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85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Revealing mistakes: While Stillwell and Curtis are having their discussion in the jalopy, the blue screen background is reflected on the car making it appear as though the hood is transparent and the countryside is seen through it and Stillwell.See more »
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Lee Mason:Sentiment! I will not have sentiment interfering with our vital work!See more »
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Excuse me, I'd rather you not enter our alien compound, if you don't mind., 8 January 2014
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

Nine meteorites land in perfect formation in a field in Sussex, and in a plot device that bares no resemblance to Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, aliens take over the bodies of some scientists and some locals and start building a base in order to fire rockets into space. Only Britains top American scientist can stop them, as he's got a steel plate in his head that stops the alien frequencies taking over his body (told you – nothing like Tommyknockers).

This guy has got a special reason for trying to break through the alien's electric fence (which they acquired using taxpayers money!), his girlfriend's in there and she's all possessed by the aliens. Actually, the aliens are rather polite with the guy and frequently tell him to get off their property. They've also got these ray gun type things that knock the guy out. Turns out there's other government departments involved and they're all out to get into that compound and give those aliens a bally good thrashing, what.

Our top scientist is as persistent as an NPower salesman and gets into that compound, but not before a plague breaks out in the local village (in rather freaky fashion), so now he's got a girlfriend acting like a mysteron, people dropping dead everywhere, and a crazy sci-fi film set to run around. You'll have to watch the film to find out what happens next (and kick your television screen in depending on what you make of the ending).

Although tame and so very English in it's execution (it's charming in the formal way the aliens interact with our hero), the whole film is a lot of fun. It didn't take long for the aliens to set up their compound so it was nice to see how they could fill out the rest of the running time, which they do successfully, with gun fights, chase scenes and a funny bit where the scientist and his pal make their own versions of alien weapons.

So, if you like people wearing silver on their heads, cheesy alien stations and dodgy visual effects, this film is for you.

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