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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

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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These creatures use their powers to possess and then use humans as slaves! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eles Vieram do Espaço Exterior See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Allegedly this was Anwar Sadat's favorite movie. See more »

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While Stillwell and Curtis are having their discussion in the jalopy, the blue screen background is reflected on the car making it appear as though the hood is transparent and the countryside is seen through it and Stillwell. 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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Another OffBeat Cinema Saturday Night Special!
29 December 2007 | by ZylawSee all my reviews

OffBeat Cinema has a "movie" each week which is, well, offbeat! That's why this gets a "5" rating from me because I watch with tongue in cheek to see how bizarre the stuff they find and show can get. And, actually this wasn't that "offbeat" compared to much of the other stuff.

I'll leave the technical movie stuff to the movie techies. For me, this was pure sci-fi cheese which is exactly the mood I was in sitting at home on a Saturday night. I'm trying to imagine watching it in 1967 terms and it might have been o.k. for a 10 year old at the Saturday Matinée.

If you want to be amused by some unreal sci fi, and you bring your imagination and sense of humor, this is a fun way to pass time. Based on standards of "good sci-fi movies," however, you'll probably want something that had a better (read: BIGGER) budget. Probably not unlike the actors and director in this film did.


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