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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...

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Jan Boleslavsky, the Assistant Director, also played the Davanna Contact. He appeared as a face in the Davanna Transporter. See more »

Goofs

Not only can you see the boom microphone, but can see its shadow on the wall when Nadine talks to her boyfriend Harry, at the kitchen table. 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

Remade as Not of This Earth (1995) See more »

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Look at me.... look at me.....
14 November 2001 | by boris-26See all my reviews

What a strange sci-fi classic this is. A dying alien, (Paul Birch wearing sunglasses that make him look evil.) is feasting on assorted Los Angeles citizens. It's up to his nurse (the pretty Beverly Garland) to prevent his rampage, or jst simply escape his clutches. The alien is first viewed as an evil beng, but we begin to feel pity for this exile from a dying planet. Corman regulars Dick Miller ("No flipflops, please...") and Jonathan Haze round out the cast. The film was remade in 1988 with Traci Lords as the nurse. For the sake of the story, this was a shame, because Lords' tough little kitten persona didn't wash as a nurse. Beverly Garland gave the part a real warmth.


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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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Box Office

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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