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Not of This Earth (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 February 1957 (USA)
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith), Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Birch ... Paul Johnson
Beverly Garland ... Nadine Storey
Morgan Jones ... Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick William Roerick ... Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ... Jeremy Perrin
Dick Miller ... Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll Anna Lee Carroll ... Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn Pat Flynn ... Simmons
Barbara Bohrer Barbara Bohrer ... Waitress
Roy Engel ... Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Joanne
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Speciman
Lyle Latell Lyle Latell ... (scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley Gail Ganley ... Girl
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Boy
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emisario de otro mundo See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Los Altos Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Allied Artists Pictures released this film on a double bill with Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) with the tag line "Terrorama! Double Horror Sensation!" See more »

Goofs

When Johnson is being chased by the motorcycle cop, the siren comes on momentarily and then goes off several scenes before it finally comes on to cause the crash. See more »

Quotes

Davanna Woman: If I do not receive blood within four chronoctons of time, I will have no need of emotion.
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Connections

Featured in The Sci-Fi Boys (2006) See more »

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Early Corman Classic, remade but never equalled
21 November 1998 | by Chris J.See all my reviews

An alien vampire, with blank eyes, who usually wears sun glasses and business suit, (shades of Carpenter's They Live) needs blood injections to stay alive and send some lower class specimens of earth life to his home planet via his matter transformation machine.

Oh it's all great fun with a Corman who's who cast that includes the future star of Little Shop of Horror Jonathan Haze, the future star of Bucket of Blood, Dick Miller, the future ex girlfriend of Corman Beverly Garland, and Paul Birch as the dapper alien. The special effects are by the reliable Paul Blaisdell.

The film was originally co-billed with Attack of the Crab Monsters.

Campy, fun from start to finish.


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