The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
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A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "purple monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster?
Warrior from another planet annihilates space...eliminates distance...carries diabolical devices!
Also Known As:
D-Day on Mars
Title: Purple Monster Strikes, The
Release Date: August 03, 1945
Runtime: 209 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: Approved
Spencer Gordon Bennet
Fred C. Brannon
Dennis Moore ...Craig Foster
Linda Stirling ...Sheila Layton
Roy Barcroft ...The Purple Monster
James Craven ...Dr. Cyrus Layton
Bud Geary ...Hodge Garrett
Mary Moore ...Marcia [Chs. 11-13]
John Davidson ...Emperor of Mars [Chs. 2, 10-11]
Joe Whitehead ...Carl Stewart
Emmett Vogan ...Saunders [Chs. 3-4]
George M. Carleton ...Dr. Paul Meredith [Ch. 9]
Kenne Duncan ...Charles Mitchell [Chs. 1-2, 10]
Rosemonde James ...Helen / Maria posing as Helen [Chs. 11-12]
Monte Hale ...Dr. Harvey [Chs. 13-14]
Wheaton Chambers ...Prof. Benjamin [Ch. 11]
Fred Howard ...Prof. Crandall (as Frederick Howard)
Anthony Warde ...Tony [Ch. 7]
Ken Terrell ...Andy Martin [Ch. 8]
Robert Blair ...Police Inspector Evans [Ch. 15]
Lane Chandler ...Radio Room Technician
George Chesebro ...Shaw--Chemical plant worker [Chs. 4-5]
John Daheim ...Barnes--Gas Tech. [Chs. 14-15]
Fred Graham ...Truck Driver Baker [Ch. 3], Henchman Curry [Chs.10,...
Carey Loftin ...Mack--Annihilator thug [Chs. 5-6]
Cliff Lyons ...Clay [Ch. 15]
Lou Marcelle ...Narrator / Radio Broadcaster (voice)
Tom Steele ...Lab Thug [Ch. 5] / Fritz Benham [Ch. 8] / Meers...
Dale Van Sickel ...Policeman [Chs. 7-8] / Ambulance Driver [Ch. 9]
Robert J. Wilke ...Dr. Harvey's Assistant [Ch. 13]
Henry Wills ...Osborne / Mason
Royal K. Cole
Joseph F. Poland
Barney A. Sarecky
More Movie Taglines:
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- Dr. Cyrus Layton: This is really the greatest day of my life. Purple Monster: Unfortunately for you, Doctor, it is also the last day of your life.
Dr. Cyrus Layton: Why, who are you? Purple Monster: My name would mean nothing to you. I've come from the planet which people on Earth call Mars. Dr. Cyrus Layton: From Mars? But you speak our language. Purple Monster: I speak all languages. Many years ago, my people invented and perfected a remarkable instrument known as the distance eliminator. With the aid of this device, I've been able to see and hear everything that happens on Earth.
Purple Monster: You are Dr. Cyrus Layton. We've watched the progress of your work and have come to you for help. My own projectile, you see, has no provision for a return journey. I am anxious to see the plans for your jet plane.
Dr. Cyrus Layton: I'm highly flattered, sir. I was afraid that my humble efforts might seem childish to a scientist from Mars. Purple Monster: On the contrary, this is just what I need. Your launching rocket is far superior to ours, and the anti-gravity device, which assures a safe landing, is superb. Are there other copies of the plans? Dr. Cyrus Layton: No, this is the only copy. My project is backed by the Scientific Research Foundation. We've tried to keep it more or less a secret until we're ready to let the public know. Purple Monster: That is a very wise precaution.
Purple Monster: I am not mad. The invasion has only been delayed because of our inability to build ships that could safely land and return to Mars. Your plans have supplied that need. Dr. Cyrus Layton: Then you landed in the wrong country, my friend. Do you think the American people will sit by and do nothing while you build a jet plane for the purpose of bringing in an army of conquest? Purple Monster: Yes - because they won't know I'm building it. I intend to build it in the personality of Dr. Cyrus Layton. You see, I have the ability to kill you, enter your body and use it for my own purposes.
- Chapter Titles: - 1. The Man in the Meteor - 2. The Time Trap - 3.Flaming Avalanche - 4.The Lethal Pit - 5. Death on the Beam - 6. The Demon Killer - 7. The Evil Eye - 8. Descending Doom - 9. The Living Dead - 10.House of Horror - 11.Menace From Mars - 12.Perilous Plunge - 13.Fiery Shroud - 14.The Fatal Trail - 15.Take-Off To Destruction
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