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The Body Stealers (1969)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  April 1969 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gen. Armstrong
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Dr. Matthews / Alien
Patrick Allen ...
Bob Megan
Neil Connery ...
Jim Radford
Hilary Heath ...
Julie Slade (as Hilary Dwyer)
Robert Flemyng ...
W.C. Baldwin
Lorna Wilde ...
Lorna
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Hindsmith
Michael Culver ...
Lt. Bailes
Sally Faulkner ...
Joanna
Shelagh Fraser ...
Mrs. Thatcher
Carl Rigg ...
Briggs
Carol Hawkins ...
Paula
Dixon Adams ...
David
Derek Pollitt ...
Davies
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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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April 1969 (USA)  »

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Invasion of the Body Stealers  »

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Towards the end of the film, when the alien's 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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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Not such a bad film after all...?
14 September 2003 | by (Watford, UK) – See all my reviews

This film is worth seeing just for the opening sequence alone. A surprise from the outset leading into a thunderous Sixties-style score, before the rot sets in. There is curiosity value for a performance from Patrick Allen (The Jaw, in what nearly amounts to a leading role) and a very rare appearance of Sean Connery's brother Neil in one of only two film roles that he made that I am aware off. Mid-way the love interest on a moonlit beach really sags and does not help the film much, while the ending is a let down and even stranger to see a prop stolen from the Doctor Who film Daleks: Invasion Earth. I almost expected Peter Cushing to materialise out of.....THIN AIR!!! Still, overall I found it...quite enjoyable!!


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