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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 July 1959 (USA)
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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.


Edward D. Wood Jr.





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)


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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The colorization and restoration processes of later prints was conducted by Legend Films. The later added 3D process was conducted by Clint Hickman Productions. 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

When the film was released in Hungary in the 2000s, it was given a deliberately horrible dub, recorded not with professional voice talent but with random employees of the DVD distributing company, all of whom could barely act. This was made to make the movie even more laughable. See more »


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Genius without talent
25 May 2000 | by BaroqueSee all my reviews

After seeing the film ED WOOD, I was compelled to rent this film. Granted that it was poorly made despite Wood's intentions behind the production that were both honest and sincere, and it comes across more like an elementary school play, but the attraction to the film is almost like the attraction one has to slowing down on the highway to see an auto accident.

In every scene, there is something wrong. Misplaced props, bad lighting, continuity errors, implausible dialogue, almost a training film on how NOT to make a film.

Edward D. Wood Jr. had ambition, vision, determination, charisma and imagination. What he didn't have was talent. Instead of being shunned by the world's film aficionados, he has been posthumously embraced as a "holy fool" of cinema. One whose sincere efforts came out horribly twisted to the point of absurdity.

Yes, the spaceship looks as if it came from an IKEA catalog, the acting is so wooden you risk splinters, the plot and continuity has holes you can pilot a battleship through and the production vales are so threadbare, it makes THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT look like STAR WARS. But the film has a charm to itself. A funhouse mirror vision of science fiction, where the distortions are the attraction.

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Release Date:

22 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grave Robbers from Outer Space See more »


Box Office


$60,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Reynolds Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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