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The Body Stealers (1969)

A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover... See full summary »

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Cast

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General Armstrong
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Dr. Matthews
Patrick Allen ...
Bob Megan
Neil Connery ...
Jim Radford
Robert Flemyng ...
Wing Commander Baldwin
Lorna Wilde ...
Lorna
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Hindesmith
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Lt. Bailes
Sally Faulkner ...
Joanna
Shelagh Fraser ...
Mrs. Thatcher
Carl Rigg ...
Pilot Officer Briggs
Carol Hawkins ...
Paula (as Carolanne Hawkings)
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Pilot
Brian Harrison ...
Pilot
Dixon Adams ...
David
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A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Can the Earth survive against the aliens from outer space?

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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April 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Stealers  »

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Towards the end of the film, when the aliens leave, Bob's cardigan is buttoned up. As he passes through the door it becomes undone; it is buttoned up again when he goes back into the house. See more »

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Referenced in Discussing the Pod (2013) See more »

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Invasion of the Body Stealers
28 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is Patrick Allen, not George Sanders, who is the playboy.

Actors on the way down (George Sanders, Maurice Evans), an actor who never really had much of a career (Neil Connery--Sean's brother), and working actors treading water (Patrick Allen, Robert Flemyng).

The film is indeed a big snooze, with meager science-fiction trappings and a disinterested cast going through the motions.

Aliens kidnap skydivers to repopulate their plague-stricken planet. Theater owners probably had to kidnap patrons! Originally on a double bill with THE BLOOD ROSE, a French production advertised as 'the first sex- horror film.'

Shelagh Fraser ("Mrs. Thatcher") appears as Aunt Beru in STAR WARS.


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