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The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi | 14 February 1963 (USA)
Martians replace a scientist and his family to pave way for their invasion.

Director:

Maury Dexter

Writer:

Harry Spalding
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kent Taylor ... Dr. David Fielding
Marie Windsor ... Claire Fielding
William Mims William Mims ... Dr. Web Spencer
Betty Beall Betty Beall ... Judi Fielding
Lowell Brown Lowell Brown ... Frank Hazard
Gregg Shank Gregg Shank ... Rocky Fielding
Henrietta Moore Henrietta Moore ... Miss Moore
Troy Melton ... Police Officer
George Riley George Riley ... Cab Driver
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The Martians are actually protecting themselves from US!!. - since the Earth probe landed on their planet they are taking measures to ensure their security by replacing our scientists with doppelgangers who report nothing. A very insightful film that was under-rated and ahead of it's time, with a 1963 vision of a primitive mars rover. Written by fletch

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Strange Invisible Astro-Energy Unleashed Leaves Mankind A Human Shell As It Destroys His Body And Brain!

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Dia Em Que Marte Invadiu a Terra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Two years after this film was made, The City of Beverly Hills purchased the mansion in 1965. It was made into a public park in 1971. Tours are available from 10am to 5pm. Look online for dates and times. See more »

Goofs

The opening credit sequence is supposed to show the rocket approaching the planet Mars. However, the first shot of the planet isn't Mars but Jupiter, and the second shot, supposedly a close-up of Mars, is in fact a photograph of the Moon. See more »

Quotes

Judi Fielding: Daughter tells parents about her new friend Frank. "He's a Bacteriology major at USC."
Claire Fielding: Later when the kids are going to a lecture, Mom is excited and asks: "What's this seminar about?"
Judi Fielding: Enzyme induction in E. coli.
Claire Fielding: Mom quickly loses interest. "Oh."
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The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear on this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nightmare in Blood (1977) See more »

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The 'Marienbad' of Sci Fi ?
9 February 2007 | by moviestore-1See all my reviews

The perpetrators of this confused, yet strangely effective low budget sci fi 'thriller' had obviously seen Alan Resnais' Last Year In Marienbad the night before shooting started. The interminable tracking through the estate was obviously lifted from Resnais' confuserama, one of my favourite movies, and the blandness of the acting, while probably not deliberate as it was in the classic French movie, means that you can't take your eyes off the screen, in case anything actually happens, which it very rarely does. The two movies would make a weird, but engrossing double feature. I'm very concerned now, because I LIKE both movies a lot. Strange ?


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