Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
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Ray Harryhausen Presents for the First Time in Color...
|Relive the exciting days of sci-fi movie matinees with the cult classic Earth vs. the Flying Saucers! Featuring extraordinary visual effects by cinematic genius Ray Harryhausen, the film pits earthlings against alien humanoids in a violent battle for the Earth's survival. When the zombielike aliens arrive at the U.S. Army base in search of help for their dying planet, they try to make friendly contact with scientist Dr. Russ Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) and his recent bride Carol (Joan Taylor). But the military greets their fleet of saucers with gunfire, and the aliens are forced to retaliate. Can Marvin invent the ultimate weapon in a deadly game of beat-the-clock to save the human race? Hold on to your seat for an intergalactic flight into fantasy with Earth vs. the Flying Saucers!|
"A great sci-fi alien invasion film... The Motion Picture Guide
"Superb special effects... VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Editor's NoteSpace scientist Dr. Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) and his wife Carol (Joan Taylor) are working on a secret missile project, but every time their rockets are launched, they are intercepted and destroyed by the more advanced technology of mysterious flying saucers hovering near the Earth. The alien race has completely surrounded the planet, giving Earth the sixty days to surrender. The enemy spacecraft appear indestructible, and Marvin sets out to find a weapon that can defeat them. The special effects of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen are legendary, most notably in the scene in which flying saucers attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Cast & Crew
|Bernard Gordon - Screenplay|
|Charles H. Schneer - Producer|
|Danny B. Landres - Editor|
|Donald E. Keyhoe - Based On Book By|
|Fred F. Sears - Director|
|Fred Jackman, Jr. - Cinematographer|
|George Worthing Yates - Screenplay|
|Mischa Bakaleinikoff - Original Music By|
|Paul Palmentola - Art Director|
|Sam Katzman - Executive Producer|