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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 (as David Macdonald)

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

Complete credited cast:
Hugh McDermott ... Michael
Hazel Court ... Ellen
Peter Reynolds ... Albert
Adrienne Corri ... Doris
Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty ... Professor
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
Patricia Laffan ... Nyah
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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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Invasion from outer space! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota Diabólica de Marte See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.80 : 1
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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

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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

Michael Carter: Mrs. Jamieson, may I introduce your latest guest. Miss Nyah. She comes from Mars.
Mrs. Jamieson: Oh, well, that'll mean another bed.
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Not bad enough to be good.
15 October 2006 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

When it comes to old sci-fi, there are only 3 possible categories.

A) Good (example: "The Day the Earth Stood Still")

B) Bad (example: "Devil Girl from Mars")

C) So bad it's good (example: "Plan 9 from Outer Space")

The problem with this film is that it had all the makings of a category C, but it didn't quite get that low. So instead of being "Awesomely fantasmagorically bad!" it's just "meh... bad".

With a title like "Devil Girl from Mars", how could you go wrong? With a plot like "Mars women need Earthling men to repopulate the species", how could you go wrong? With an old frigidaire of a robot playing the part of Gort from "The Day the Earth Stood Still", how could you go wrong? With all these classic cheezy clichés, how??

I'll tell you how. The dialogue was just good enough to be intellectual but not good enough to be engaging. The Mars girl was hot, but she never showed any skin. And the special effects were not good enough to impress but not bad enough to laugh at. Everything was just right down the middle. It's like a WWF wrestling match where everyone plays by the rules. No fun.

I still have hopes that they'll remake this flick and give it all the cheeze it should've had the first time around. What a golden opportunity. Paris Hilton should be in it.

Sigh, until then I'll just have to watch my old tapes of "Barbarella" over & over.


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