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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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General Armstrong
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Dr. Matthews
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Bob Megan
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Jim Radford
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Wing Commander Baldwin
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Lorna (as Lorna Wilde)
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Hindesmith
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Lt. Bailes
Sally Faulkner ...
Joanna
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Mrs. Thatcher
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Pilot Officer Briggs
Carol Hawkins ...
Paula (as Carolanne Hawkings)
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Brian Harrison ...
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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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April 1969 (USA)  »

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Invasion of the Body Stealers  »

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When the aliens' spaceship appears, the model used is the same one from Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966), but repainted in a lighter shade. See more »

Goofs

When Allen is about to jump from the Dragon Rapide aircraft, the shot goes to the cockpit of the aircraft and the altimeter clearly indicates 0 ft. The radio conversation states the plane is at 11,000ft but the shot from the ground show an aircraft at only about 2000ft and the reverse shot from the AC the height seems even lower. 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 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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