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Devil Girl from Mars

  • Drama
  • 1954
  • David MacDonald
  • 73 mins
  • U

Summary

Sci-fi drama starring Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court and Patricia Laffan. A remote inn in the Scottish Highlands becomes the unlikely location for alien invasion when a damaged spaceship from Mars is forced to make a landing. On board is Nyah, a statuesque woman who's come to Earth looking for men to help repopulate her planet. Is resistance futile?

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

If proof were needed about the gulf between British and American B-movies, it's contained in this rare UK contribution to the 1950s sci-fi boom. Yet, curiously, David MacDonald's scoffably stiff drama enjoys cult status in the States. Presumably this owes much to the sight of leather-clad Martian Patricia Laffan, as she patrols the Scottish Highlands (with her robot, Chani) in search of men to repopulate her ailing planet. It certainly can't be down to the dialogue or the hammed-up performances of journalist Hugh McDermott, model Hazel Court or escaped criminal Peter Reynolds, who, ultimately, redeems himself by providing the answer to her threat to humanity.

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Credits

Cast

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Michael CarterHugh McDermott
Ellen PrestwickHazel Court
NyahPatricia Laffan
Albert SimpsonPeter Reynolds
DorisAdrienne Corri
Prof HennessyJoseph Tomelty
Mr JamiesonJohn Laurie

Crew

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DirectorDavid MacDonald

Details

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Formats
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