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The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 3 July 1962 (USA)
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In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies.

Director:

Wesley Barry (as Wesley E. Barry)

Writers:

Jay Simms (story), Jay Simms (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Megowan ... Capt. Kenneth Cragis
Erica Elliott Erica Elliott ... Maxine Megan
Frances McCann Frances McCann ... Esme Cragis Milos
Don Doolittle Don Doolittle ... Dr. Raven
David Cross David Cross ... Pax
Richard Vath Richard Vath ... Mark
Reid Hammond Reid Hammond ... Hart
Malcolm Smith ... Court
George Milan George Milan ... Acto
Dudley Manlove Dudley Manlove ... Lagan
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Storyline

The survivors of a nuclear holocaust fuse man with machine, creating cyborgs to assist in the rebuilding of civilization. However, the blue-skinned androids rebel against their masters and go to war with the remnants of humanity. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolt of the Humanoids See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Genie Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of makeup artist Jack P. Pierce, who worked on many of the Universal horror classics of the 1930s & 40s. See more »

Goofs

After Cragis is stabbed, you can see the protective patch/squib patch showing through his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Maxine Megan: Pax, you're wonderful. He's so glib, I'll bet he even has a sense of humor.
Esme Cragis Milos: He'd *better* have! I paid extra for it. Say something funny, Pax.
Pax: Don't put me on, dear. I have a sense of humor, but I'm not creative.
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Referenced in Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) See more »

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A very good, relatively unknown sci-fi classic.
18 August 2006 | by trouts10See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie since the early 1960's when I was about 12. It made an impression on me then and, after renting this through Netflix as part of a "Double Feature", it still does!

The plot revolves around earth in the future (or is it the past?), with the human population ravaged through nuclear war. Only a remnant population of human beings remain and are dwindling, thanks to the effect of radiation on reproduction. Most tasks are handled by robots of varying degrees of sophistication, and who are taking on more and more responsibility in the running of earth, including becoming romantically involved partners with humans. At the core of the film is "The Order of Flesh and Blood", a group who is very wary of the robots and their activities, and who constantly monitor the robots' activities.

Without giving away too much of the plot, suffice to say that some of the robots have been entrusted to save man from himself, and the ending offers some interesting thoughts about what makes a human a human, and if robots are actually better at being human beings than human beings themselves.

You can definitely see the inspiration this movie provided to later films such as Bladerunner, Terminator, and many others.

The acting and many of the lines are cheesy, and the budget is minimal, but it's still a thought-provoking and entertaining film that gets the maximum out of the minimum. Recommended!


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