When electronics engineer Mitch MacAfee spots a UFO as "big as a battleship," from his plane, the Air Force scrambles planes to investigate. However, nothing shows up on radar, and one of the jets is lost during the action. MacAfee is regarded as a dangerous crackpot until other incidents and disappearances convince the authorities that the threat is real. Some believe it is a French-Canadian folk legend come to life, but it turns out to be an extraterrestrial giant bird composed of anti-matter whose disregard for human life and architecture threatens the world.
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Flying beast out of prehistoric skies!
Did You Know?
The producers originally planned to use a stop-motion model created by Ray Harryhausen
for the bird. However, due to budgetary limitations they were forced to use a marionette. See more
When Lt. Gen. Edward Considine orders a general air alert against "the claw", the film clips of the F-86 firing rockets at it, notice that one of the clips is reversed! The nose ID, "Air Force FU 85T" just a few moments later is reversed, reading "T68 ECROF RIA". See more
Will it work, Mitch?
I don't know. I honestly haven't the faintest, foggiest idea. It's one of those cockeyed concepts that you pull down out of Cloud Eight somewhere in sheer desperation.
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