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It Came From Outer Space (1953)
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04.17.09

It Came From Outer Space (1953) John Putnam is a writer and an amateur stargazer with a new home out in the beautiful Arizona desert, which he enjoys with Ellen Fields, his girlfriend and a local schoolteacher. John is not trusted by the people of the small town near where he lives, certainly not by Sheriff Matt Warren, who feels protective of Ellen, and perhaps something more. One night, John and Ellen see a meteor crash in the desert. John drags his friend, Pete, out of bed to take him over to the crash site in his helicopter. Once there, John climbs down into the crater. Unfortunately, he does so alone, as Pete and Ellen wait for him. John is the only one who sees the spaceship before a landslide covers it. And John is the only one who catches a glimpse of the hideous thing inside. At first John's story seems mad, until some of the townsfolk begin acting strange - as if they aren't really who they seem to be.

Movie Tagline:
Terror In 3-D... Reaching From The Screen To Seize You In Its Grasp!...

Also Known As:
Atomic Monster
Strangers from Outer Space
The Meteor

Title: It Came From Outer Space
Release Date: May 26, 1953
Runtime: 81 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: 3 Channel Stereo
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Jack Arnold

Cast:
Richard Carlson ...John Putnam
Barbara Rush ...Ellen Fields
Charles Drake ...Sheriff Matt Warren
Joe Sawyer ...Frank Daylon
Russell Johnson ...George
Kathleen Hughes ...Jane
Ralph Brooks ...Posseman
Robert Carson ...Dugan
Ned Davenport ...Man
Edgar Dearing ...Sam
Alan Dexter ...Dave Loring
George Eldredge ...Dr. Snell
Whitey Haupt ...Perry
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ...Posseman
Bradford Jackson ...Bob - Dr. Snell's Assistant
Warren MacGregor ...Toby
Kermit Maynard ...Posseman
Virginia Mullen ...Mrs. Daylon
Dick Pinner ...Lober
William Pullen ...Deputy Reed
George Selk ...Tom
Dave Willock ...Pete Davis

Producer(s):
William Alland

Writer(s):
Ray Bradbury
Harry Essex

Composer(s):
Irving Gertz
Henry Mancini
Herman Stein

Trailer(s):
It Came From Outer Space Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • Terror In 3-D... Reaching From The Screen To Seize You In Its Grasp!...
  • Amazing sights the human eye has never before seen!
  • Thrills That Almost Touch You! through the magic of 3-DIMENSION
  • Fantastic sights leap at you!
  • NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED BEFORE! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • XENOMORPHS INVADE OUR WORLD! They can look like humans or change to objects of awesome terror!
  • THE OUTER SPACE ROCKET SHIP! THE THUNDERING AVALANCHE! (original ad
  • all caps)
  • Amazing Sights Leap at You in 3-DIMENSION
  • Amazing! Exciting! Spectacular!
  • A helicopter's churning blades whirl inches from your head!
  • In scientifically perfected, eye-resting, full sepia Monocolor!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Sheriff Matt Warren: Did you know, Putnam, more people are murdered at ninety-two degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once - lower temperatures, people are easy-going. Over ninety two, it's too hot to move. But just ninety-two, people get irritable.
  • [first lines] John Putnam: [off-screen] This is Sand Rock, Arizona, of a late evening in early spring. It's a nice town, knowing its past and sure of its future, as it makes ready for the night, and the predictable morning. The desert blankets the earth, cooling, resting for the fight with tomorrow's sun. And in my house near the town, we're also sure of the future. So very sure.
  • [last lines] Sheriff Matt Warren: [three-shot, characters gazing toward sky into which meteor-spaceship has rocketed] Well, they've gone. Ellen Fields: For good, John? John Putnam: No. Just for now. It wasn't the right time for us to meet. But there'll be other nights, other stars for us to watch. They'll be back.
Movie Trivia:
  • The Universal make-up department submitted two alien designs for consideration by the studio executives. The design that was rejected was saved and then later used as the Mutant in Universal's This Island Earth (1955).
  • Although credited to Harry Essex, most of the script, including dialogue, is copied almost verbatim from Ray Bradbury's initial film treatment.
  • In a separately filmed trailer, Richard Carlson talks to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension; animated sequences attempt to illustrate the three dimensional effect.
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Keywords:
Desert, Arizona, Schoolteacher, Writer, Meteor  ...[more]


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