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Target Earth (1954)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 November 1954 (USA)
Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

Director:

Sherman A. Rose

Writers:

William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor), James H. Nicholson (original screenplay) (as James Nicholson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ... Frank Brooks
Kathleen Crowley ... Nora King
Virginia Grey ... Vicki Harris
Richard Reeves ... Jim Wilson
Robert Roark ... Davis, the Killer
Mort Marshall Mort Marshall ... Charles Otis
Arthur Space ... Lt. General Wood
Whit Bissell ... Tom, Chief research scientist
James Drake James Drake ... Lieutenant (as Jim Drake)
Steve Pendleton ... Colonel
House Peters Jr. ... Technician
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Storyline

A large city is ordered to be completely evacuated as an army of robots, believed to be from the planet Venus, attack it. Left behind are Nora King and Frank Brooks, strangers until their chance meeting in the deserted streets. They meet a celebrating couple at a café, Vicki Harris and Jim Wilson. The quartet escape the robot patrol and take refuge in a large hotel. There, they encounter a new danger in Davis, a psychopathic killer. Venus robots or not, Davis practices his profession. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll be paralyzed with fear! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasores de otros mundos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Only one robot costume was constructed for this film and it was used for all robot scenes. This is why you never see more than one member of the "robot army" in a shot. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning when Nora is wandering alone on the streets, in the foreground is a street sign warning of a 19.5% grade. At the bottom of of the sign is the ID: LA PD. Since this film was made in Los Angeles, that is reasonable. See more »

Quotes

Vicki Harris: The only reason I open my trap is to keep my teeth from chattering.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) See more »

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A good scary movie
19 June 2002 | by julianbristowSee all my reviews

Although dated, this science fiction thriller asks the question, "Is it possible for outer space aliens to invade our earth?" The script was well written and the acting was just as good. Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley have been seen in other top notch "B" 50'S sci-fi and horror films. But this is one of the best.


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