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The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie December 1960
When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S.... See full summary »


Phil Tucker


Phil Tucker (original story), Phil Tucker (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Tom Wright
Linda Connell Linda Connell ... Sally Markham
Jason Johnson ... Hauron
Katherine Victor ... Nadja
Harriet Dichter Harriet Dichter ... Woman Scientist
Chuck Howard Chuck Howard ... Major General Hollister
Bill Vess Bill Vess ... Captain Martin
Joe Chester Joe Chester ... Dr. Meister
Gary Travis Gary Travis ... Bob Hardin
Billy M. Greene ... Dr. Von Hoften (as Billy Greene)
Tom Allen Tom Allen ... Corporal Wilson
Tony Soler Tony Soler ... Newsboy
Thelaine Williams Thelaine Williams ... Shirley Carter
Brain F. Wood Brain F. Wood ... Elmer Wesson (as Brian F. Wood)
Flori Jo Johnson Flori Jo Johnson ... Switchboard Operator


When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S. space program. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Release Date:

December 1960 (USA) See more »

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CCM Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A lot of stock footage is used of the missile launches. Early Atlas launches and even a Nike launch is shown. See more »


When Dertetive Allen, Elmer Wesson, and the Deputy are talking by the car you can see the boom mic and operator in the car window reflection behind them. See more »


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Manna From Heaven For Fans of this type of Drive-In Movie stinker
1 May 2011 | by Scott_MercerSee all my reviews

As a certified Ed Wood fan, I had been meaning for some time to track down the works of Mr. Phil Tucker.

But, they had eluded me, except for his disasterpiece, his masturwork, his Citizen Kane, his Plan Nine From Outer Space.

That would be the immor(t)al Robot Monster, which I have seen on DVD, and even had the good fortune to see on the big screen, in its super rare 3-D version no less! Jeekers!

So, finally, Netflix allowed me to stream one of his other epics, THE CAPE CANAVERAL MONSTERS. I have to say, it was almost worth the wait. Fans of the celluloid leavings of Ed Wood, Jerry Warren and Richard Cunha will be right at home here.

This is a pure gold-plated turd, full of the hi-jinx beloved by aficionados of low-budget 50's sci-fi swill. Aliens, mad scientist, stupid gadgets, cheap-arse monsters, yes, fans, they are all here, and they are all awesome. Perfect mindless viewing for a boring Saturday afternoon.

Not sure if this presentation is available on DVD, but if it is not, then it really should be. Somebody get right on that, will ya?

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