Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" into action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth, the lives of the living are in danger.

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Edward D. Wood Jr.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Walcott ... Jeff Trent
Mona McKinnon Mona McKinnon ... Paula Trent
Duke Moore Duke Moore ... Lieutenant Harper
Tom Keene ... Colonel Edwards
Carl Anthony ... Patrolman Larry
Paul Marco ... Patrolman Kelton
Tor Johnson ... Inspector Clay
Dudley Manlove Dudley Manlove ... Eros
Joanna Lee Joanna Lee ... Tanna
John Breckinridge John Breckinridge ... Ruler
Lyle Talbot ... General Roberts
David De Mering David De Mering ... Danny
Norma McCarty Norma McCarty ... Edith
Bill Ash Bill Ash ... Captain
Lynn Lemon 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 his mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay who was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquer Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb "Solaranite" that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers in 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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Final film of Tom Keene. See more »

Goofs

The inside door of the small saucer is the same as the outside door (there is the same ladder on the left hand side of the hatch). Obviously the exterior walls of the saucer were inverted to provide the interior set. The hatch itself is the same as the hatch on the airplane cockpit, and in the interplanetary headquarters. See more »

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[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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Alternate Versions

[POSSIBLE SPOILER] Another anomaly unique to the colorized Legend Films version occurs when the body of Inspector Clay is discovered draped across a grave and the words "Paula & Russell" appear etched into the tombstone. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My First Experimental Film (2009) See more »

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Operations Room
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Music by James Stevens
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The worst movie ever made? Not even close. One of the most fun? You bet!
7 July 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

First things first - anyone who calls 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' "the worst movie ever made" needs to watch more movies! To me "the worst" would be one that was dull and has no entertainment value whatsoever. 'Plan 9' is the complete opposite of dull, and is it entertaining? You bet! It's still one of the greatest beer'n'pizza and have a bunch of your pals over movies ever made. Hell, it isn't even the most inept and bizarre movie Ed Wood ever made, that would still have to be 'Glen Or Glenda', which for some strange reason still doesn't have a tenth of the cult following 'Plan 9' does. Speaking of cult, in some ways 'Plan 9' is almost THE definitive cult movie if you consider that it virtually vanished without a trace when it was first released and it still lives on because it was subsequently rediscovered by thousands of enthusiastic movie nuts, collectors, journalists, cartoonists, rock musicians (e.g. The Damned), and other film makers (Joe Dante, Sam Raimi, Tim Burton). I think 'Glen Or Glenda' is Wood's most amazing achievement myself, but I still love 'Plan 9'. I've lost track of how many times I've seen it over the years. I wouldn't go so far as to say I have it memorized or anything, but it's always in the back of my mind. It's like part of the collective pop culture unconscious that I carry around with me at all times. As much as I love Bela Lugosi I think the three main reasons this movie is truly unforgettable (apart from the obvious - silly aliens, laughably bad dialogue and "those" flying saucers,etc.etc.) are Criswell, Vampira, and especially Tor Johnson. Any three of those people being involved would have made this something special, but all three! Man! This is trash heaven! It's hard to believe there's anyone left alive who hasn't already seen this movie, but if by some strange twist of fate you are one of the uninitiated, you MUST, I repeat MUST watch 'Plan 9' as soon as possible! And remember, my friends, future events such as these will effect YOU in the future!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grave Robbers from Outer Space See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Reynolds Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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