Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

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Overview

After aliens fail to effectively manage their time-space communications devices and botch an attempt to contact rocket scientist Dr. Russell Marvin and his charming wife Carol, they start to destroy Earth targets, suck the knowledge out of military brains, and issue ultimatums. Fortunately, Dr. Marvin and his fellow scientists have a few tricks of their own.

  1. Donald E. Keyhoe

    Novel

  2. Bernard Gordon

    Screenplay

  3. Fred F. Sears

    Director

  4. George Worthing Yates

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Hugh Marlowe

    Hugh Marlowe

    Dr. Russell A. Marvin

  2. Joan Taylor

    Joan Taylor

    Carol Marvin

  3. Donald Curtis

    Donald Curtis

    Maj. Huglin, Liason Officer

  4. Morris Ankrum

    Morris Ankrum

    Brig. Gen. John Hanley

  5. John Zaremba

    John Zaremba

    Prof. Kanter

  6. TB

    Thomas Browne Henry

    Vice Adm. Enright

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 4, 1956
    NR, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

6.0
By John Chard

Restrained but still an effective piece of sci-fi pie.

Reports of flying saucers start coming in thick and fast until sure enough alien invaders begin to attack the Earth. Focal point of their attack is the U.S. Space Programe, can hero in waiting Russel Marvin conjure up a defence weapon to save the day?

Obviously a template for many an alien invader film since its release, Earth Vs The Flying Saucers never quite reaches the heights that perhaps it should have. Bogged down by maudlin scripting and restricted by its budget, it often hints at what a great picture it could have been. The le... read the rest.

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