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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 July 1959 (USA)
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Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeff Trent
Mona McKinnon ... Paula Trent
Duke Moore ... Lt. Harper
... Col. Edwards
Carl Anthony ... Patrolman Larry
Paul Marco ... Patrolman Kelton
... Inspector Clay
Dudley Manlove ... Eros
Joanna Lee ... Tanna
John Breckinridge ... Ruler
... Gen. Roberts
David De Mering ... Danny
Norma McCarty ... Edith
Bill Ash ... Captain
Lynn Lemon ... Reverend (as Reverend Lynn Lemon)
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Storyline

In California, an old man (Bela Lugosi) grieves the loss of his wife (Vampira) and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay (Tor Johnson) that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquer Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb "Solobonite" that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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22 July 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grave Robbers from Outer Space  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Footage from the same shoot that produced Bela Lugosi's performance in this movie was meant to be used to make another film, "The Ghoul on the Moon". When Edward D. Wood Jr. went to retrieve the film he found it had been ruined, so the new movie was scrapped. See more »

Goofs

The three persons who're spotting the saucers while driving their car point in three different directions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Criswell: Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future. You are interested in the unknown, the mysterious, the unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you the full story of what happened on that fateful day. We are bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony ...
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Lynch Fever
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Music by Trevor Duncan
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Deaf Person's Review
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

OK, I'm Deaf. There are no subtitles in this movie. Usually, I would turn it off after five minutes because there was too much talking.

But this was different... it was hillarious even without dialogue. The hearing person I was watching it with told me that I could make up my own dialogue and it would be better. Now, I don't know how true that is, but any movie that I can watch without subtitles is a 10 in my book.

Hillarious. :)


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