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Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23 January 1954 (USA)
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.

Director:

W. Lee Wilder

Writers:

William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor), Myles Wilder (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Graves ... Dr. Doug Paul Martin
James Seay ... Col. Banks
Steve Pendleton ... Briggs
Frank Gerstle ... Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick John Frederick ... Deneb / The Tala (as John Merrick)
Barbara Bestar ... Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken Shepard Menken ... Maj. Clift (as Shep Menken)
Jack Daly Jack Daly ... Power House Guard
Ron Gans Ron Gans ... Sentry - Sgt. Powers (as Ron Kennedy)
Ben Welden ... Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland Burt Wenland ... Sgt. Bandero
Lester Dorr ... Station Attendant
Robert Roark ... Guard
Ruth Bennett Ruth Bennett ... Secretary - Miss Vincent
Mark Scott Mark Scott ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Taglines:

INVASION FROM ANOTHER PLANET! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinos 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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to the usual practice in the 1950s, the credits appear at the end rather than at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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When the rescue helicopter is seen it changes from a Sikorsky H19 Chickasaw to a Bell 48 H-12 even though the plot suggests there is just one helicopter. See more »

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Dr. Douglas Martin: Well haven't you heard? I'm a mental case! Can't even be trusted with my own work! AHH!
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Crazy Credits

Opening title rises up from the mushroom cloud towards the camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

The print of the film used on the Triton Multimedia/Slingshot Video DVD release includes several green tinted inserts and effects shots, most notably when our hero is first zapped by the aliens and later during the underground scenes. See more »

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So Stupid, Yet So Advanced
17 September 2001 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Pretty bad. The premise is the test pilot, Peter Graves, is saved by a group of creatures from Astron Delta after a certain fatal crash. He acts irrationally after finding his way back to the base. The aliens look like a

hybrid of Marty Feldman and Eddy Cantor. They are on earth, setting up an environment for their doomed species. Graves has been brainwashed and sent on his way to bring secrets back to the aliens. If it weren't so dull, it would be genuinely funny. There is a scene where Graves runs through a series of tunnels for 10 minutes, getting nowhere. No one believes him when he tells the truth under sodium pentathol. For some reason these creatures have felt the need to tell their emissary every secret of their existence. This is a fatal flaw which inevitably gets so many villains in trouble. Pretty silly all the way around.


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