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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

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Although the soldier tells Frank and Nora that the sound vibration destroys the robots glass eye, the robot that traps them on the roof just falls over dead with no damage to its eye. See more »

Quotes

Nora King: I wonder if there's anyone else left in town.
Frank Brooks: There's probably a few. You ever try to empty a sack of sugar?
Nora King: What's that got to do with it?
Frank Brooks: Some of the grains always stick to the sack, like the two of us.
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Alternate Versions

One TV version contains an extra scene after the opening credits showing several alien craft flying out from the side of the moon.This scene looks very much like it comes from another sci-fi movie of the time as it is very badly edited in to the movie.This scene is not on the DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mars Attacks! (1996) See more »

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Fabulous Fifties Flick
21 June 2000 | by dls-3See all my reviews

The fifties were the decade for the teenager. He/she had money and time to spend on just about anything. So Hollywood stepped in to fill part of the void.

I like the fifties an sixties sci-fi and horror flicks because, not like today where special effects and schmaltz are a major part of the movie, in the fifties and sixties, things were a lot simpler and people "really"(?) had to act even in B movies.

There wasn't that much gore as there is today. The black and white film added to the atmosphere. Just enough of a monster scene was shown for your mind to fill in the blanks.

We didn't have to see bodies being blown apart.

This film was filmed during the Cold War and UFO paranoia and people just gobbled it up. One thing I like about these type of films and that is that somehow the enemy, whoever he or she is, will always get it in the end and our hero or heroes will come out on top.

Need I say more. For an interesting evening, try to get this movie, you won't be disappointed.


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