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The Cosmic Man (1959)

A spherical UFO proves to contain one alien visitor. How to deal with him? Investigators disagree...

Director:

Herbert S. Greene

Writers:

Arthur C. Pierce (original story), Arthur C. Pierce (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Carradine ... Cosmic Man
Bruce Bennett ... Dr. Karl Sorenson
Angela Greene ... Kathy Grant
Paul Langton ... Col. Matthews
Scotty Morrow ... Ken Grant
Lyn Osborn Lyn Osborn ... Sgt. Gray
Walter Maslow Walter Maslow ... Dr. 'Rich' Richie
Herbert Lytton ... Gen. Knowland
Ken Clayton Ken Clayton ... Master Sergeant
Alan Wells ... Sergeant
Harry Fleer Harry Fleer ... Bill, the Park Ranger
John Erman John Erman ... Radar Operator
Dwight Brooks Dwight Brooks ... Major
Hal Torey Hal Torey ... Dr. Steinholtz
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Storyline

The latest UFO, a white globe levitating in a California canyon, is investigated by the Air Force, aided by physicist Karl Sorensen. Just big enough for one "man", the object seems impenetrable, but that night a half-invisible being visits the town, and a strange bundled-up man takes a room at Angela Green's mountain lodge, the investigators' headquarters. Sorensen thinks the Cosmic Man is benevolent, but to the colonel he represents either danger...or military advantage. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Thing That Could Destroy the Earth! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Monstro da Era Atômica See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Futura Productions Inc. See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in February 1958, one year prior to release, and several months following the untimely August death of actor Lyn Osborn. See more »

Goofs

The shiny surface of the glowing alien spacecraft clearly reflects the additional lights being used to light it. See more »

Connections

References The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »

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Semi Classic 50s Sci-Fi drive in movie
19 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

It reminded me of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" but it wasn't as good. Not so scary creature and a very unusual spaceship. It has to be considered in the context of the times, which was the late 1950s. During it's day it probably was a good, scary Sci-Fi movie that gave the viewers nightmares after watching it. Over the years it's lost a lot of it's effectiveness. Consider that you are going to watch a 1959 movie. Things were different then. This movie should be considered a semi classic Sci-Fi, old fashioned drive in movie. It wasn't the best that came out of the 50s but I thought it was very enjoyable and a must see for any classic Sci-Fi viewer.


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