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

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved
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After running its theatrical course in drive-ins, low-end suburban theaters, "kiddie matinees" and urban theaters specializing in exploitation films, the film was released to television, where it was being shown by late 1964. See more »

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

Quotes

Member of the order of flesh and blood: Mankind is a state of mind. Man is no more or less than he thinks himself to be.
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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 »

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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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