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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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It's a nuclear nightmare! See more »

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the caverns where the alien is talking with Dr. Martin, he uses an instrument to zap him at one point. Later, this instrument is used to contact the alien leader who is presumably either on their home planet or a spaceship. The instrument is a old model heat lamp. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Kruger leaves his office, he is clearly seen turning off its lights. A few minutes later, Dr. Martin opens Kruger's office door, and from the outside the office is still dark. But as soon as Martin enters and the scene switches to the inside of the office, the room is suddenly light again, though he hasn't switched on any light. (Dr. Martin turns on a light switch after entering the already-lit office, but this switch appears to be for the room containing the safe, and in any case no light comes on in the office itself when he does turn this switch on.) See more »

Quotes

Major Clift, MD: Well, Dr. Martin seems to be indestructible except for his hallucination.
Colonel Banks: Those weren't hallucinations, Colonel. Under sodium amethol, a patient loses all control of his imagination.
Major Clift, MD: Well, then, he shouldn't be able to fabricare these stories.
Colonel Banks: That's right!
Briggs, FBI: Major, you're not trying to tell us that everything he said was true?
Major Clift, MD: Look, gentlemen, I can only give you the medical facts. As for the rest - you'll have to decide that for yourselves... Excuse me, please!
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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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Did everyone miss the comparison to aliens reported today?
27 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

I didn't think it was that bad of a movie. It has more drama, and mystery and not as much horror than I expected. The story does move a little slow but it did keep my attention. The so called special effects can fairly be called poor. A lot of attention by reviewers has been given to the aliens big eyes. The aliens did look pretty strange and almost laughable but did everyone miss the comparison there is to the big eyes of the so called "grays" that are supposedly being seen by people today. How about the abductees that talk about being probed and operated on by aliens today? This movie did have aliens with bulging eyes doing an operation on a human in 1954. I have trouble calling this a good movie, but I cannot really call it a bad movie either. I think it's worth watching. Don't expect too much, and view it objectively. You might like it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinos del espacio See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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