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Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers (1956)

Approved | | Documentary | 3 May 1956 (USA)
Interviews and documentary footage combine with the fictional story of an air-force pilot who encounters aliens.

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Willis Sperry ...
Himself (as Captain Willis Sperry)
Nicholas Mariana ...
Himself
Delbert Newhouse ...
Himself - Chief Photographer
Wendell Swanson ...
Himself
Tom Towers ...
Albert M. Chop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Floyd Burton ...
Dewey Fournet
Gene Coughlan ...
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Dayton Colonel
Stan Gordon ...
Reporter
Marie Kenna ...
Mrs. Chop
Robert Phillips ...
Captain Edward Ruppelt
John A. Sanford ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. John A. Sandford)
William Solomon ...
Scientist
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(voice)
Paul Stone ...
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Interviews and documentary footage combine with the fictional story of an air-force pilot who encounters aliens.

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Actual color films of Unidentified Flying Objects that have been kept "Top Secret" until now! See more »

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3 May 1956 (USA)  »

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U.F.O.: The True Story of Flying Saucers  »

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Trivia

The April 7, 1952 issue of Life Magazine shown prominently in the movie has President Eisenhower on the cover. In reality, actress Marilyn Monroe was on the cover. See more »

Goofs

The April 7 1952 issue of Life Magazine had Marilyn Monroe on the cover, not Harry Truman. It was her first magazine cover. It was the U.F.O. issue though, with the blurb for it in the upper right corner, as shown in the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: U.F.O. (1995) See more »

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Early UFO Documentary
6 May 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Fascinating documentary on UFOs made just shy of a decade after the first flying saucer sighting by Kenneth Arnold. The age of this and its matter-of-fact approach is what makes it so interesting. I've seen countless documentaries and television programs on UFOs. They are a staple of cable and satellite television these days. This stands as one of the best I've seen. It's just a lot of fun to watch and compare to the docs made about the subject today. It's interesting how some things have changed and others haven't, even after half a century. The presentation of facts, as well as the dramatic reenactments, are a little dry by today's standards. But keep in mind that the intention here was to handle the subject matter like a serious news story, which is kind of refreshing. Unlike most approaches to the subject today, it tries to stay unbiased and just report the cases of UFO phenomena without leading the viewer to a specific conclusion. The approach is to put the evidence forth and let the audience make up their own minds about it. This will probably be pretty shocking to those used to being spoon-fed their opinions by comedians and pundits.


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