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Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 27 April 1955 (USA)
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An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

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David MacDonald

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John C. Mather (play), James Eastwood (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patricia Laffan ... Nyah
Hugh McDermott ... Michael Carter
Hazel Court ... Ellen Prestwick
Peter Reynolds ... Robert Justin, alias Albert Simpson
Adrienne Corri ... Doris
Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty ... Prof. Arnold Hennessey
John Laurie ... Mr. Jamieson
Sophie Stewart Sophie Stewart ... Mrs. Jamieson
Anthony Richmond Anthony Richmond ... Tommy
James Edmond James Edmond ... David
Stewart Hibberd Stewart Hibberd ... News Reader
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Storyline

In a Scottish inn, the owners, employees and guests are reunited in the bar. Our of the blue, a flying saucer lands nearby and a woman dressed in black leather like a dominatrix with a cape arrives in the bar armed with a ray-gun. She explains that she is Nyah from Mars, and she was heading to London. However her spacecraft collided with an airplane and was damaged; therefore she had to land to repair the saucer. She also explains that she is looking for men to breed her female race since the male population is dying after warfare between males and females and they need offspring. Nyah has the robot Chani to help her to capture men, but she wants that one of the men volunteers to go with her to Mars. Who might be the volunteer? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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eyeglasses | bar | robot | ray gun | alien | See All (41) »

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Invasion from Outer Space!...Sights too weird to imagine! Destruction too monstrous to escape! See more »

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota Diabólica de Marte See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Danziger Productions Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.80 : 1
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Trivia

Patricia Laffan was not allowed to eat or drink because of the difficulties of getting out of her PVC Costume. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Jamieson hands Carter the revolver it is a small one of the "top-break" style with a very short barrel. Yet when Carter points the gun at the Devil Girl and fires, it has transformed into a larger, longer-barreled, revolver of the "swing-out cylinder" type. See more »

Quotes

Nyah: Today it is you who learns the power of Mars.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) See more »

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It almost works (sort of)...
23 April 2006 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

Nyah(Patricia Laffan), a Martian woman, is forced to land her ship in the Scottish highlands instead of her intended target London but decides to continue her mission to select healthy male subjects, to be used for breeding purposes, to return with her to Mars.

There's things I like about this movie. I like the hulking robot, even if it is a little clunky and clumsy-looking. I like the spaceship with its unique spinning top design. I like the ideas at work in the film including an organic spaceship, a self-perpetuating fuel source and the whole inward atomic fission bit. I like the look of the outdoors settings. And I like Patricia Laffan's portrayal of Nyah as a sort of Martian dominatrix clad in black leather. She certainly makes a lasting memorable impression on the viewer.

Then there's a number of things for which I do not care. I don't like that the film is so set-bound and talky, with far too many grand opening the curtain entrances by Nyah. A large part of the problem with this film is they seemed to be, most inadequately I must say, trying to add a comedic element to the proceedings when our performers were far more capable at playing it straight. Hugh McDermott is particularly bad at delivering his often over-the-top lines.

This could have been better but I have to admit I enjoy it more than most others I know. I suspect Patricia Laffan's leather clad dominatrix has something to do with that along with the luscious miss Hazel Court.


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