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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 ... 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 ... (scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley Gail Ganley ... Girl
Ralph Reed ... Boy
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Storyline

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

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

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Charles B. Griffith the writer for this film, also plays the part of the "Man at the Newsstand". See more »

Goofs

Near the end Nadine is told to step inside the transmitter beam and she does, despite being unable to earlier with Jeremy. See more »

Quotes

Paul Johnson: Davanna must endure.
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Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) See more »

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"Don't Be A Drag! You Know How You Flip Me!"...
26 July 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

Roger Corman's NOT OF THIS EARTH is a memorable story about extraterrestrial vampirism. Paul Johnson (Paul Birch) is a rather odd gentleman, in his dark suit, hat, and thick sunglasses. His speech pattern is different as well, sort of artificial sounding. He's also in search of warm bodies, in order to relieve them of their blood! Police are baffled by the gruesome state of his victims. Birch soon hires nurse Nadine Storey (Beverly Garland- SWAMP WOMEN) to see to his medical needs. We quickly learn the reason why Birch has come to Earth from his home planet. Suffice it to say that it doesn't look good for the humans! Can Nadine figure out what Birch is up to, before he fulfills his murderous mission? Original and somewhat creepy, this is one of Corman's best efforts, owing much to Ms. Garland's perfect portrayal. EXTRA CREDIT: For Jonathan Haze (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS) as Birch's lecherous chauffeur / henchman, Jeremy. Watch for Dick Miller as the pushy vacuum cleaner salesman! Low-budget sci-fi gold!...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Not of This Earth 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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