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It Conquered the World (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 July 1956 (USA)
A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

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Joan Nelson
Russ Bender ...
Brig. Gen. James Pattick
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Pvt. Manuel Ortiz
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Sgt. Neil
Taggart Casey ...
Sheriff N.J. Shallert
Paul Harbor ...
Floyd Mason
Karen Kadler ...
Ellen Peters (as Karyne Kadler)
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Dr. Pete Shelton (as Charles Griffith)
Marshall Bradford ...
U.S. Secretary Platt (as Marshal Bradford)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
George Haskell (as Tom Jackson)
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One of several remaining members of its race, an alien from Venus is guided to Earth by disgruntled scientist Tom Anderson, who tells it which humans it should attach mind control devices to. Among them is his old friend, fellow scientist Paul Nelson. Nelson, after killing a flying bat-thing which carries the device, finally persuades the paranoid Anderson that he's been wrong to ally himself with an alien bent on world domination. They hurriedly leave when they discover Tom's wife has picked up a rifle and gone to the alien's cave to try to kill it. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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When leading lady Beverly Garland got her first look at the titular monster, her sarcastic remark was, "THAT conquered the world?". See more »

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You can see the furniture castors that the creature is wheeled out on in several scenes. See more »

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Dr. Tom Anderson: I made it possible for you to come here... I made you welcome to this Earth... You made it a charnel house.
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What Fun!!
20 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Go easy on this movie.......hell, it's the only time that Lee VanCleef gets to have a wife who actually likes him (at least for a little while). And it's Beverly Garland!!!.... at her sexiest, with her pointed padded Maidenform bra. What a babe! This is such a fun movie and a good one of its type......the black and white, 50's, paranoiac, cheesy monster "B" flick. There were so many of this type film being made during the 1950's and there are some that are a lot worse than this one. Sure, the monster is a hoot but it worked for the audiences at the time. The stories were always the same......an outerspace entity (a carrot,cucumber, crawling eye, etc) comes to take over the earth, even though there is only one of them (wouldn't it take a long time to overpower the entire world population?). Additionally, they always use a scientist as their champion who is so obtuse that he doesn't realize what their game plan is and who always get killed in the end. So it's predictable, cheap, and overacted........so what! It's a lot of fun and there is a subculture of us out there who love this movie and all the others of the genre. The next time it shows up on TV, give it a look.....you won't regret it!


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