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

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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 ...
Himself (as Captain Willis Sperry)
Nicholas Mariana ...
Delbert Newhouse ...
Himself - Chief Photographer
Wendell Swanson ...
Tom Towers ...
Albert M. Chop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Floyd Burton ...
Dewey Fournet
Gene Coughlan ...
Dayton Colonel
Stan Gordon ...
Marie Kenna ...
Mrs. Chop
Robert Phillips ...
Captain Edward Ruppelt
John A. Sanford ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. John A. Sandford)
William Solomon ...
Olan Soule ...
Paul Stone ...
Personnel Official


Interviews and documentary footage combine with the fictional story of an air-force pilot who encounters aliens.

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3 May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Did You Know?


Al Chop refers to his son as "Chip." This would make his son Chip Chop. See more »


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 »


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

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Not sic-fi, sci-fact! ~!!
13 November 2001 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

I ordered a prerecorded tape of this movie based on the recommendation provided by other viewers, and I was extremely impressed by the movie. The tape is great, and the movie is very impressive.

Get this one if you have the slightest interest in sci-fi movies of the 1950s. This is a factual treatment of the very concepts which the films from that magical decade dabbled in so imaginatively.

Plan on watching it as a double feature with `Earth vs. the Flying Saucers'. You won't be disappointed . . .

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