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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...

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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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

For the television release in 1963, to make the movie longer, a prologue was written by director Herbert L. Strock and this was added to the beginning right after the credits. The prologue read; "You are about to adventure into the dimension of The Impossible! To enter this realm you must set your mind free from earthly fetters that bind it! If the events you are about to witness are unbelievable, it is only because your imagination is chained! Sit back, relax and believe.. so that you may cross the brink of time and space.. into that land you sometimes visit in your dreams!" Besides the added prologue, some scenes from the movie were repeated throughout the film to make it appear longer. See more »

Goofs

During the murder of the first victim. Watch the right hand of the dead teenager twitch as a Fly lands and walks about her arm. If your watching what Paul Birch is doing you won't notice this. See more »

Quotes

Paul Johnson: Davanna must endure.
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Connections

Referenced in Fright Show (1985) See more »

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Fast moving, wild Corman classic
16 November 1998 | by Chris J.See all my reviews

One of Corman's very best is this 1957 gem which originally was double billed with the enjoyable Attack of the Crab Monster. Paul Birch is the blank eyed vampire from another planet who wears cool wrap-around shades and dressed in a black business suit. Carpenter drew inspiration from here for They Live. He sends specimens of humans to his planet for further study like vacuum cleaner Dick Miller, hires a suspicious chauffeur (Jonathan Haze--who is remembered best from Little Shop of Horrors), hires an unsuspecting nurse (beverly garland)to give him blood transfusions, and still has time to play around as a flying head crushing bat creature. The special effects are courtesy of the very talented Paul Blaisdell (She Creature, Saucer Men and more). It's been remade a few times.. but nothing comes close to the original. Campy fun!! Highly recommended. And only a little over an hour long.


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