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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, when the blue-skinned androids seem to be taking over modern society, the Order of Flesh and Blood will stop at nothing to save the remnants of humanity.

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Man's Own Creation! Can He Control Machines That Produce People? See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved
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The Creation of the Humanoids is normally dated to 1962, the year of its general release, but one screening in 1961 is documented by an advertising flyer and the film itself displays a 1960 copyright date (MCMLX in Roman numerals), indicating that it was a complete film before the end of that year. Short items in contemporary trade publications indicate that it was being filmed in the summer of 1960 under a working title variously reported as This Time Around or This Time Tomorrow. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences lists August 1960 as the completion date. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor is testing the robotic arm, the space directly under the table is covered (presumably by a box or a panel with a hidden actor). However as the robotic arm is removed from the table, the space beneath it becomes empty and transparent. See more »

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[last lines]
Dr. Raven: [turning to address camera] Of course the operation was a success... or *you* wouldn't be here.
"Title Card": end - - point of beginning, Webster
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Referenced in Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001) See more »

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Power To The Clickers
4 August 2002 | by rufasffSee all my reviews

Even in the realm of the weird there is nothing else quite like "The

Creation Of The Hummaniods." Sure it's cheap, and it's got Dudley

Manlove(too small a role), but this dense, futuristic drama is miles

from Ed Wood and explored ideas (yes, "Blade Runner") that would be

judged profound coming out of a film with a budget.

The movie has about as many camera set-ups as "Rope"; but

a million times more story. Sure, it has unintentional humor, and

the most interesting thing about it; in the end, is it's an

unintentional exploration of boredom(hence, I think, the tie to Warhol).

It is moralistic, but avoids easy morality. Pax is a victim, but

also a seducer. Those who embrace the wave of robots are are hopeless as

those who attempt to enslave them.

This is a one of a kind film, and should be seen. Ten out of ten.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

This Time Around 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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