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Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi, War | 10 December 1952 (USA)
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A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Robert Smith (screenplay), Robert Smith (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gerald Mohr ... Vince Potter
Peggie Castle ... Carla Sanford
Dan O'Herlihy ... Mr. Ohman
Robert Bice ... George Sylvester
Tom Kennedy ... Tim, Bartender
Wade Crosby ... Illinois Congressman Arthur V. Harroway
Erik Blythe Erik Blythe ... Ed Mulfory
Phyllis Coates ... Mrs. Mulfory
Aram Katcher Aram Katcher ... Factory Window Washer
Knox Manning ... Newscaster
Edward G. Robinson Jr. Edward G. Robinson Jr. ... Radio Dispatcher
Noel Neill ... Second Airline Ticket Agent
Clarence A. Shoop Clarence A. Shoop ... Army Major
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Storyline

Five people are sitting in a New York bar with a mysterious Mr. Ohman, when they hear the news that the godless Communists are invading the good ol' U.S. of A. The five rush off to various sections of the country to do their part to stop the invasion, when an A-bomb crashes down upon Manhattan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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IT WILL SCARE THE PANTS OFF YOU!... Hedda Hopper See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion USA See more »

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Budget:

$127,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,200,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Featured in MST3K's 6th season, episode 2. See more »

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This film shows Boulder City Nevada as a flatland farm community downriver from Hoover Dam being flooded by water after the dam is bombed. Boulder City is on a hilltop seven miles from the dam and some 1300 additional feet in elevation. See more »

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Newscaster: A steel plant, built at a cost of $50 million, burns to the ground. Part of the terrible balance sheet of war. Billions of dollars of property lost to the American people forever because we did not provide a strong enough army to protect ourselves.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) See more »

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Stock footage, cold war adrenaline rush and paranoia
1 January 2015 | by a666333See all my reviews

This could have been a serious disaster/war production but with the very low budget on the scale of a minor Republic serial, it falls to grade C propaganda and paranoia. It is not that the effort is bad, per se, there was just not much to work with at any level.

Forget about any kind of realistic war scenario here but then again, it is no more nonsensical than Red Dawn was and Red Dawn DID have a substantial budget. In fact, given the realities and psyche of the time, this is at least insightful into that, whereas Red Dawn was a nonsensical fantasy that no one could take seriously even at the time it came out.

We do get stock footage from WW2 and Korea with glimpses of almost everything that flew from 1944 through 52 along with ships and heavy AA.

Look for Dan O'Herlihy and his first class voice in a smallish but significant role.


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