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They Came from Beyond Space
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Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
Joseph Millard (novel)
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May 1967 (USA) See more »
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The Battle for Power Has Begun See more »
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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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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 
 
Makeup Department
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
 
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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Dr. Curtis Temple:Why that's impossible! No propulsion system on Earth could possibly send a rocket to the Moon and back in 24 hours.
Richard Arden:The system we employ was not created on Earth.
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Organian Takeover, 28 June 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Any science fiction film that's got Michael Gough playing a character called The Master of the Moon has to be worthy of it being something less than outright awful. At that time in his career Gough was doing almost as many British horror films as Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

They Came From Beyond Space involves a race of aliens who are like the Organians from Star Trek totally incorporeal. But they sure have a lot of problems that the Organians don't seem to have. It's necessitated them taking over some earthly bodies as they come to earth hitchhiking on meteors.

Of course being as smart as the Organians they take over some scientists who operate in the United Kingdom. Except for expatriate American Robert Hutton who because he had a metal plate put in his head is somehow immune from takeover. But he sees all around him acting strangely including scientist girl friend Jennifer Jayne. That prompts him to take action.

For a guy who recently sustained a head injury Hutton certainly gets involved in a lot of fights, anyone of them could have done him in permanently. That is the nature of it for folks with plates in their heads. But that's just a minor point.

They Came From Beyond Space is poorly written, poorly edited, with amateurish special effects and a story that makes some of those Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials look believable. On the other hand it has Michael Gough hamming it up as The Master Of The Moon.

Gough might even convince you the Moon is made of green cheese and that's what the Organians eat.

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