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They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | May 1967 (USA)
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

Milton Subotsky (screenplay), Joseph Millard (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hutton ... Dr. Curtis Temple
Jennifer Jayne ... Lee Mason
Zia Mohyeddin ... Farge
Bernard Kay ... Richard Arden
Michael Gough ... Master of the Moon
Maurice Good ... Stilwell
John Harvey John Harvey ... Bill Trethowan
Hedger Wallace Hedger Wallace ... Alan Mullane (as Geoffrey Wallace)
Luanshya Greer Luanshya Greer ... Girl Attendant
Diana King Diana King ... Mrs. Trethowan
Paul Bacon Paul Bacon ... Dr. Rogers
Christopher Banks Christopher Banks ... Doctor - Street
Dermot Cathie Dermot Cathie ... Peterson
Norman Claridge Norman Claridge ... Dr. Frederick Andrews
James Donnelly James Donnelly ... Guard
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Storyline

Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field. The rocks which fell, landed in a V-formation. Dr. Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. The scientists are summarily taken over by some alien force, and others in the area are dying from a mysterious "crimson plague," which covers their bodies with drops of blood. Temple seems the only person immune to both maladies, so if he can discover the reason for this immunity, he may yet foil the alien plan to take earthlings back to the moon for their own sinister purposes. Written by duke1029

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A Science-Fiction Thriller! See more »

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

To save costs, the production used many sets and props from the Amicus movie Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) filmed earlier. See more »

Goofs

The first time Dr. Temple visits the petrol station, as the blonde attendant stands alongside his jalopy flirting with him, Temple's left hand is on/off the steering wheel between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Curtis Temple: Why that's impossible! No propulsion system on Earth could possibly send a rocket to the Moon and back in 24 hours.
Richard Arden: The system we employ was not created on Earth.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 2012 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for its premiere DVD release (actually released 17 October 2011). See more »

Connections

Featured in E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors (1982) See more »

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Beyond space?
27 December 2017 | by smeet-299-56645See all my reviews

This really is quite a poor attempt at sci-fi horror - delivering nothing what Hammer did so well. Aliens take over Earthlings in order to fix their spaceship which has crashed into the moon. Its all left up to astrophysicist Robert Hutton to try and save the day - its a good job the metal plate in his head doesn't allow him to be 'controlled' .....save your time......


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Came from Beyond Space See more »

Filming Locations:

Cookham, Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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