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Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1957 (USA)
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after hitting it with their car.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Robert J. Gurney Jr. (screenplay), Al Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Terrell Steven Terrell ... Johnny Carter (as Steve Terrell)
Gloria Castillo ... Joan Hayden
Frank Gorshin ... Joe Gruen
Raymond Hatton ... Farmer Larkin
Lyn Osborn Lyn Osborn ... Artie Burns
Russ Bender ... Doctor
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Lt. Wilkins, USAF
Sam Buffington ... Col. Ambrose - USAF
Jason Johnson ... Detective
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... City Attorney Hayden
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... USAF Sergeant with Bullhorn
Jan Englund Jan Englund ... Diner Waitress
Kelly Thordsen ... Sgt. Bruce
Bob Einer Bob Einer ... Soda Jerk
Pat Lawler Pat Lawler ... Irene (as Patti Lawler)
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Storyline

A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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They Threatened The World Until Some Hep Youngsters Took Over! (original posters) See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Creatures See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The flying saucer built by Paul Blaisdell was also used in the opening scene of The Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment (1964). See more »

Quotes

Joan: I expected to be frightened on my wedding night, but nothing like this.
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Crazy Credits

After "The End" appears on screen "...until the next time" follows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Meatrack (1970) See more »

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Entertaining because it doesn't take itself at all seriously
13 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of those sci-fi movies of the 50s that obviously did not take itself too seriously. Sure, the typical invasion from outer space was the theme of the film, but the bug-eyed aliens are so gosh-darn cute and the costumes so cool you can't help but smile instead of becoming afraid. And, the script also takes a less than serious look at the invasion. Sure, it is a dopey martian invasion movie but it makes no attempt to be otherwise and that is why I liked the movie so much--for what it was, it was sure fun. So, if you do watch the film, view it more as comedy and don't be too hard on this old film! If you do, you'll find it's a delightful little time passer.


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