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Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

Aliens release a furry critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists.

Director:

Virgil W. Vogel

Writers:

Arthur C. Pierce (screenplay), Arthur C. Pierce (story)
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Cast overview:
Barbara Wilson Barbara Wilson ... Diane Wilson
Sten Gester ... Erik Engström
Robert Burton ... Dr. Frederick Wilson
Bengt Blomgren ... Col. Robert Bottiger
Åke Grönberg ... Dr. Henrik (as Ake Gronberg)
Gösta Prüzelius ... Dr. Walter Ullman (as Gosta Pruzelius)
John Carradine ... Narrator (voice)
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After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate. Just as they discover that the meteor is actually a spaceship, a hideous monster destroys their plane and kills the soldier guarding it. As the geologist (along with his figure skater girlfriend) are trying to ski to safety, the monster attacks again and kidnaps the helpless woman. What is this creature, and can it be stopped? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

The scientists fly up to Lappland in an SAS Convair 440 Metroliner, "Trygve Viking", then onto the landing site in a Swedish army Noorduyn Norseman. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, after the object (thought to be a meteor) has landed, there is an extreme close-up of a typewriter as a report is being typed out. What is actually typed out is "metor lands." See more »

Alternate Versions

Was released in the USA as "Invasion of the Animal People". The film was shortened and scenes with John Carradine were added. Jerry Warren and Virgil W. Vogel are given co-director credit for the U.S. version See more »

Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Sun Lament
Based on an old Swedish melody
Music and Swedish lyrics by Gustaf Unger
English lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Sung by The Golden Gate Quartet
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So bad that it's really fun. Swedish version at least.
6 September 2003 | by marimonSee all my reviews

One thing to know about this movie is that it was made in two different versions. One Swedish and one American. Most of the ones who have commented this film has obviously seen the American edition that was edited and added with extra scenes.

From what I've read here and heard from others, the Swedish version is much better, still a really bad movie though, and it's a shame that only the American version has made it to the video market.From what I know the Swedish version only exists in one, maybe two, 35mm copies in Sweden and they are frozen for conservation.

I've seen it a couple of times and I cant help laughing. We used to show it here in Kiruna every year at our film festival, Arctic Light Film Festival, but had to stop because it was to expensive to thaw the film.


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Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish | Saami

Release Date:

19 August 1959 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Animal People See more »

Filming Locations:

Lapland, Sweden See more »

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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