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

 -  Documentary  -  3 May 1956 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Willis Sperry ...
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Nicholas Mariana ...
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Delbert Newhouse ...
Himself
Wendell Swanson ...
Himself
Tom Towers ...
Albert M. (Al) Chop
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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
Olan Soule ...
(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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Now! The truth about flying saucers! See more »

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An apparent typographical error led to many sources listing veteran actor Tom Powers (instead of Tom Towers) as appearing in this film. Tom Powers passed away in Nov 1955, about the time this film went into production. 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 »

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

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7 October 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If you have the slightest interest in the UFO phenomenon then this is a must see. In many ways the word 'fiction' in relation to this movie does it a disservice. Sure everything is re-staged and re-enacted but only to highlight what Press Officer Albert Chop insists really did happen. From a social history point of view it's a little goldmine too. There appears to have been so much respect in American society throughout the 1950's and it oozes through here.

For the serious UFO enthusiast the inclusion of the original Tremonton and Grand Falls UFO footage makes it an invaluable movie from a research point of view.


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