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Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | | Horror, 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 ... 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 ... Sgt. Powers - Sentry (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 ... Miss Vincent - Secretary
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:

Earth attacked! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bulging eyeballs of the aliens were thought by many to have been made out of ping-pong balls. The makeup artist Harry Thomas revealed that these eyes were actually made from the bottoms of egg cartons. See more »

Goofs

The radio in the gas station is receiving police calls, but is it simply a Crosley AM radio. Police call frequencies are far beyond the range of a standard AM radio. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Featured in Prey (2006) See more »

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And the winner is...
17 February 2001 | by bobc-5See all my reviews

Were some of these low-budget 1950s sci-fi flicks intentionally competing to see who could come up with the most ridiculous looking aliens? When it comes to getting laughs, the bug-eyed beetle-browed killers from space are second only to Corman's conquering turnip. But it's a close second, and they get a good deal more speaking lines and screen time. Modern film makers actually trying to make their monsters amusing have never been able to create aliens as hilarious as this. Other than that, however, there isn't really anything to recommend in this rather mundane effort.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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