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Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 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 Russ Bender ... Doctor
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Lt. Wilkins, USAF
Sam Buffington ... Col. Ambrose - USAF
Jason Johnson 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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

Colonel: Our job is to prevent a possible nation-wide panic by keeping the information from the public.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Great Example of 50"s Teenage SciFi
7 September 2004 | by CinemaBillSee all my reviews

Frank Gorshen (TV's Riddler) and Lynn Oborne (from TV's Space Patrol) are the "adult" leads in the film. As traveling salesmen they find the saucermen and plan to make money by showing them around the country.

There is the "teenage" couple who also find the saucermen but are not believed by authorities. These are the two parallel story lines. This is one of the first movies to use the "teenagers save the world" theme that became popular during this period.

The saucermen makeup is well done by the makeup genius of that period, Paul Blaisdell. His balloon-headed, bug-eyed, mini-martians are still one of my favorites and their photos and other likeness still appear from time to time. Unfortunately, at the time of this review this movie is not available on Video or DVD. But we can hope!


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