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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 ... 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 »

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Sound Mix:

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

Featured in Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on: The Cosmic Man (2013) See more »

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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cosmic Man, The (1959)

** (out of 4)

An alien (John Carradine) lands on Earth in what appears to be a large ping pong ball and tells us Americans how stupid we are and how the world will come to an end due to our dumbness. This is clearly a rip off of The Day the Earth Stood Still and it's poorly made but this leads to a few decent laughs. Carradine sleepwalks through his role, which isn't good considering this was a man who could make Billy the Kid vs. Dracula entertaining. The supporting cast are all rather bland and corny. This is far from a classic but it's enjoyable enough if you have 70-minutes to kill.


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