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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 »

Director:

W. Lee Wilder

Writers:

William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor), Myles Wilder (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Cooper Ted Cooper ... Hazen
Tom Daly Tom Daly ... Charlie
Steve Acton Steve Acton ... Operator
Burt Wenland Burt Wenland ... Joe
Lela Nelson Lela Nelson ... Betty Evans
Harry Landers ... Lieutenant Bowers
Bert Arnold Bert Arnold ... Darrow
Sandy Sanders ... Policeman
Harry Strang ... Neighbor
Jim Bannon ... Police Sergeant
Jack Daly Jack Daly ... Wakeman
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... Watchman
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Dr. Wyatt
James Seay ... Major Andrews
Noreen Nash ... Barbara Randall
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He came from a billion miles of space to meet the strangest destiny ever told! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma del espacio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Planet Filmplays See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive material)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 41:40 into the film, it appears that Major Andrews (James Seay) has possibly 'broken wind' (flatulated) due to the facial reactions of Noreen Nash sitting to his left. She repeatedly reacts as though she smells something foul and visibly gives the Major several 'dirty looks' in the next few shots. See more »

Quotes

Pete: How would you feel if somebody with a crazy helmet with pipes sticking out of it came at you in the dark? And look, I know this sounds... sounds crazy, but there wasn't any head in that helmet.
Lt. Bowers: No head. No head at all?
Pete: It's the truth.
Lt. Bowers: I think you need some coffee.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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A "Stick-with-it" little gem!
23 February 2003 | by nelsmonsterxSee all my reviews

Phantom from Space is a rare little treat for classic monster movie/sci-fi fans. The first half is incredibly dull with not a single monster sighting for about 25 minutes! Instead of thrills, the beginning offers a set-up of the boring police/news reporter/government agent business that seems to permeate many old moster flicks. BUT, once you get to the good stuff it really holds up well. It's always fascinating to watch the old invisibilty tricks harking back to Universal's Invisible Man. And check out that cool space suit! The ending tops all, thought, with a really cool effect that finally lets the viewer see the man behind the mask. Alpha Video has a release of this film on DVD with spectacular, color cover art, a quite nice print of the film, and a budget savvy price of around $5-$6 bucks! Definitely worth the price of admission for classic monster fans!


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