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Invisible Invaders (1959)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Horror | 15 May 1959 (USA)
Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate ... See full summary »

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Edward L. Cahn

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Samuel Newman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Maj. Bruce Jay
Jean Byron ... Phyllis Penner
Philip Tonge ... Dr. Adam Penner
Robert Hutton ... Dr. John Lamont
John Carradine ... Dr. Karol Noymann
Hal Torey Hal Torey ... The Farmer
Paul Langton ... Lt. Gen. Stone
Eden Hartford Eden Hartford ... WAAF Secretary
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Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate humanity unless all the nations of earth surrender immediately. Sequestered in an impregnable laboratory trying to find the aliens' weakness, Penner, his daughter, a no-nonsense army major and a squeamish scientist are attacked from outside by the aliens, who have occupied the bodies of the recently deceased. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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MASS INVASION of the WORLD! See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1959 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The name of the character "Dr. Karol Noyman" (played by John Carradine) was recycled by screenwriter Samuel Newman from an entirely different character in his film The Giant Claw (1957) (played there by Edgar Barrier). See more »

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The surveillance monitor in the bunker cuts from one thing to another as if the footage were carefully edited in real time. See more »

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Dr. Adam Penner: Dear Lord, I pray that I am insane, that all that happened is only in my mind. I pray that tomorrow the sun will shine again on living things, not on a world where only the dead walk the Earth.
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Classical Camp From Carradine
1 January 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

We don't see too much of John Carradine, but we sure hear a lot from him as the disembodied voice of the Invisible Invaders coming to a planet near you.

Carradine's a scientist who is killed in a lab explosion. His cadaver is then used by a group of aliens who are invisible to communicate with fellow scientist Phillip Tonge. Tonge's a Linus Pauling type, wanting the world to disarm before Armeggeddon. Of course one encounter with the invisible crowd and he's seen the error of his ways.

The aliens attack, opening the cemeteries and letting loose a gang of zombies on the world. Humans retreat to the underground and in one such bunker is Tonge, his daughter Jean Byron, fellow scientist Robert Hutton and John Agar to lend some military muscle to the project of finding the weapon that will destroy the invisible fiends.

Though it's not quite as campy as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Invisible Invaders is right up there. If I had to make a guess as to which player appeared in more garbage in his career, the answer would be John Carradine. His film career lasted over 50 years and a voice that gave life to Shakespeare was used for science fiction at it's worst.

I think Carradine just liked the paycheck and he also probably just loved hamming it up in parts like these. He made a lot of these awful films somewhat endurable.

Robert Hutton and John Agar were a couple of once promising players who had seen their best days and now were scratching out a living in science fiction. Jean Byron though would shortly see her career part as Patty Duke's mother in the Patty Duke Show.

But I'll bet she never saw sights in Brooklyn Heights like these invisible ones.


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