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Phantom from Space (1953)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 15 May 1953 (USA)
An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Cooper ... Hazen
Tom Daly ... Charlie
Steve Acton ... Operator
Burt Wenland ... Joe
Lela Nelson ... Betty Evans
... Lieutenant Bowers
Bert Arnold ... Darrow
... Policeman
... Neighbor
... Police Sergeant
Jack Daly ... Wakeman
Michael Mark ... Watchman
Rudolph Anders ... Dr. Wyatt
... Major Andrews
... Barbara Randall
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An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while being pursued by government authorities. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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El fantasma del espacio  »

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Trivia

Phantom from Space (1953) uses stock footage of radar rigs. Some of this stock footage would later reappear in Killers from Space (1954) (1954). See more »

Goofs

The Phantom's spacesuit is highly radioactive, forcing the scientists to handle it with tongs and transport it in a radiation-proof box. Yet back in the lab, and despite the fact that they repeatedly say that the suit's radiation is lethal to humans, they not only keep it out in the open and hold it in their hands wearing nothing more for protection than rubber gloves, but when the suit dissolves they stand breathing in fumes that would necessarily also be fatally radioactive. Also, despite its being so intensely radioactive, the suit doesn't contaminate anything it comes into contact with. See more »

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Bill Randall: [knocks on lab door] Barbara? Barbara, are you in there?
Barbara Randall: Bill, listen to me. I'm not alone. Someone is in here with me. I can't see him. He locked the door and has the key.
Bill Randall: I'll break the door down!
Barbara Randall: No, Bill, don't! Please! You better get help!
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Apart from the film's title, all the cast, crew, additional credits and information appear in the closing credits. See more »

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Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #1.8 (2007) See more »

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Not as bad as most of the movies of the time
19 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is the story of an invisible alien that can talk only via ultrasound. It has trouble breathing on our world and everybody who gets a whiff of him tries to attack it. A merry bunch of scientists, men of action and the ubiquitous woman with a good heart are trying to communicate with it and fail miserably. The dog can see and hear him, but nobody bothered to understand dog, either.

The acting is decent, the story interesting. The only problem is that it is a black and white movie from 1953, with people acting like they're on speed. All in all not a bad movie and surely at least average for its time and genre.


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