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Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 3 June 1959 (USA)
A young alien and a teenage earthling fall in love, and plot to stop the alien's race from using Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

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Tom Graeff

Writer:

Tom Graeff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Love David Love ... Derek
Dawn Bender Dawn Bender ... Betty Morgan (as Dawn Anderson)
Bryan Grant Bryan Grant ... Thor
Harvey B. Dunn Harvey B. Dunn ... Gramps Morgan
Tom Graeff Tom Graeff ... Joe Rogers (as Tom Lockyear)
King Moody King Moody ... Spacecraft Captain (as Robert King Moody)
Helen Sage Helen Sage ... Nurse Morse
Frederick Welch Frederick Welch ... Dr. C.R. Brandt, MD (as Frederic Welch)
Carl Dickinson Carl Dickinson ... Gas Station Attendant (as Carl Dickensen)
Sonia Torgeson Sonia Torgeson ... Alice Woodward
Billy Bridges Billy Bridges ... Driver Picking Up Thor
James Conklin James Conklin ... Prof. Simpson
Gene Sterling Gene Sterling ... The Alien Leader
Ralph Lowe Ralph Lowe ... Moreal - Spaceship Crew
Bill DeLand Bill DeLand ... Saul - Spaceship Crew
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Storyline

A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet. The invaders, who arrive in a flying saucer, carry deadly ray guns that turn Earth-people into skeletons. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

Thrill-crazed space kids blasting the flesh off humans! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Gargon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tom Graeff Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Dawn Bender. She would leave show business to become a schoolteacher. She has since retired. See more »

Goofs

When Thor shoots Billy in the car, the car automatically stops despite the fact that Billy was stepping on the gas to get away. The car should have kept going until it hit something. See more »

Quotes

[Upon discovering the skeleton in Simpson's office]
Hilda: I'm not going to keep a job where this sort of thing goes on.
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Crazy Credits

All of the film's main "Production Associates" (financiers) appeared in the movie under assumed names: Bryan G. Pearson (Thor, as Bryan Grant), Ursula Pearson - uncredited (Hilda, as Ursula Hansen), Tom Graeff (Joe Rogers, as Tom Lockyear), and Charles Robert Kaltenthaler (Derek, as David Love). Gene Sterling, also listed as a "Production Associate" makes a cameo as "The Leader." See more »


Soundtracks

Eerie Dramatic (L-653)
(uncredited)
Music by Spencer Moore
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A commentary of the film! Not of an episode of MST3K!
27 October 2001 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

First off, I would like to say that have actually seen the actual film in its original form, not from watching an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. So my comments are entirely based on my watching the film without the benefit of Rod, Servo and the rest of those imbeciles whose names I have forgotten.

The first thing that amazed me about this film is not that its makers managed to get this film released, the fact that they managed to sell a film so cheap looking to major studio like Warner Brothers. I would love to known what sales pitch they used to sell it to WB executives. This film by the way, turned up a support feature for the second Godzilla movie, GIGANTIS,THE FIRE MONSTER, which Warner Brothers also distributed.

The acting in the film is amateurish and dialog delivery is stilted. The actors delivery of the lines is reminiscent of the stilted dubbed dialog heard in those cheap Italian made spectacles that were just about to flood the American market when this film came out. The films plot is loaded with more holes than swiss cheese. Perhaps the most ludicrous element of the film is the Gargon, which is nothing more than a macro enlarged lobster (or is it a crayfish?). On the plus side I was surprised that director Tom Graef used more camera set ups and camera movement than is usually found in a lowbudget picture of this nature. This makes TEENAGERS FROM OUTERSPACE not as dreary as other very low budget films from the same period like THE ASTOUNDING SHE MONSTER.


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