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The Bubble (1966)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 21 December 1966 (USA)
A couple encounter mysterious atmospheric effects in an airplane and find themselves in a town where people behave oddly. They eventually escape.

Director:

Arch Oboler

Writer:

Arch Oboler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Cole ... Mark
Deborah Walley ... Catherine
Johnny Desmond Johnny Desmond ... Tony Herric
Kassie McMahon Kassie McMahon ... Doctor
Barbara Eiler Barbara Eiler ... Nurse
Virginia Gregg ... Ticket Cashier
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ... Taxi Driver (as Victor Perrin)
Olan Soule ... Watch Repairman
Chester Jones Chester Jones ... Newspaper Vendor
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A couple encounter mysterious atmospheric effects in an airplane and find themselves in a town where people behave oddly. They eventually escape. Written by Fred Curtis <fred@cs.su.oz.au>

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth See more »

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Runtime:

| (re-issue) (1976)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.50:1
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Trivia

Originally the film was released with a running time of 112 minutes but several notable critics denounced the slow pacing so, in 1968, director Arch Oboler cut the movie to 91 minutes. Unfortunately, the edits were made directly to the original camera negative and the footage was discarded. No prints of the 112 minute version are known to exist. See more »

Alternate Versions

About ten years later, this film was re-released in a edited and re-titled version. Approximately two reels of footage was removed and it was re-titled "Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth." In the early 1980s, this edited and re-titled version was released again during the brief 3-D revival of that period. See more »

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Great 3-D effects, bad movie
2 July 1999 | by rpm-8See all my reviews

Very hokey alien invasion plot but was the first (I think) 3-D movie to use polarized lenses as opposed to the old red/blue 3-D glasses. The effects were , for 1967, awesome and we were duly astounded. We went opening night and the theater in downtown New Orleans was packed. If this wasn't a 3-D movie, however, you could use it as a sedative. They kept the effects paced just enough to keep us all interested. Today it's a curiosity, conversation piece at best.


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