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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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The Gods Hate Cornwall See more (31 total) »

Cast

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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
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S. Newton Anderson ... Peter (uncredited)
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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 
 
Makeup Department
Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist
Ann Rogers .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Ted Wallis .... production supervisor
Tony Wallis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Corbett .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jimmy James .... property buyer
 
Sound Department
Margaret Dickinson .... assistant sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound
Clive Smith .... sound editor
George Stephenson .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
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David Harcourt .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
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: The main character's reaction shot when he leaves the gas station for the first time (devilish smile from the car, closeup) is re-used later on in the film, when he leaves the gas station for the second time.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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Gods Hate Cornwall, 20 July 2009
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Meteorites landing in Cornwall, England turn out to be invaders from outer space. They take over the minds of Earthlings, set up camp, and conduct top secret experiments. The aliens' appetite for fine scientific brains is unquenched by heroic Robert Hutton (as Curtis Temple). They are unable to control Mr. Hutton's mind because he has a silver plate in his head, due to a prior accident. Hutton wants to figure out what's happening with increased vigor after huge-haired young girlfriend Jennifer Jayne (as Lee Mason) is abducted. Another scientist, Zia Mohyeddin (as Farge) helps Hutton devise a plan.

The basic plot of this science fiction thriller, from Joseph Millard's startling story "The Gods Hate Kansas" (1941), is quite good.

As you'll see, the "Gods" don't really hate Kansas, or Cornwall; they were just looking for appropriate landing sites. Now, you know why movie aliens never land in the middle of Manhattan. The basic premise turns out to be interesting and plausible, but the execution of "They Came from Beyond Space" is not at all logical. It's plays like a good cartoon. Although nothing could disguise the fact that the action scenes aren't believable, director Freddie Francis keeps it moving. Norman Warwick contributes fine color photography, and Mr. Mohyeddin performs his part well. The film is good, silly fun.

****** They Came from Beyond Space (5/67) Freddie Francis ~ Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

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