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Earth vs the Flying Saucers

  • Drama
  • Sci-fi
  • 1956
  • Fred F Sears
  • 80 mins
  • U

Summary

Science-fiction fantasy starring Hugh Marlowe. After aliens abduct his father-in-law, a research scientist tries to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Commendable only for special-effects genius Ray Harryhausen's flying saucers trashing Washington DC's landmarks, this routine potboiler lifts most of its plot from HG Wells's The War of the Worlds, but does little else with its Mars Attacks! scenario. Hero scientist Hugh Marlowe, back in the nation's capital after surviving The Day the Earth Stood Still, slows down the plodding story even further by embarking on a sluggish romantic interlude with Joan Taylor. This is for serial Harryhausen freaks only.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Russell A MarvinHugh Marlowe
Carol MarvinJoan Taylor
Major HuglinDonald Curtis
General HanleyMorris Ankrum
Professor KanterJohn Zaremba
Admiral EnrightThomas Browne Henry
General EdmundsGrandon Rhodes
Motorcycle officerLarry J Blake
CuttingHarry Lauter
Dr AlbertsCharles Evans
Sergeant NashClark Howat
Alfred CassidyFrank Wilcox

Crew

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DirectorFred F Sears

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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