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Target Earth (1954)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 November 1954 (USA)
Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

Director:

Sherman A. Rose

Writers:

William Raynor (screenplay) (as Bill Raynor), James H. Nicholson (original screenplay) (as James Nicholson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ... Frank Brooks
Kathleen Crowley ... Nora King
Virginia Grey ... Vicki Harris
Richard Reeves ... Jim Wilson
Robert Roark ... Davis, the Killer
Mort Marshall Mort Marshall ... Charles Otis
Arthur Space ... Lt. General Wood
Whit Bissell ... Tom, Chief research scientist
James Drake James Drake ... Lieutenant (as Jim Drake)
Steve Pendleton ... Colonel
House Peters Jr. ... Technician
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Storyline

A large city is ordered to be completely evacuated as an army of robots, believed to be from the planet Venus, attack it. Left behind are Nora King and Frank Brooks, strangers until their chance meeting in the deserted streets. They meet a celebrating couple at a café, Vicki Harris and Jim Wilson. The quartet escape the robot patrol and take refuge in a large hotel. There, they encounter a new danger in Davis, a psychopathic killer. Venus robots or not, Davis practices his profession. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll be paralyzed with fear! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasores de otros mundos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Roark (who played the killer) got his part because his father, a doctor in L.A., would only invest in the film if his son was given a part. After this part Roark went on to play in many movies and eventually became a producer. See more »

Goofs

When the captured robot is first shown, the crack in it's "eye" has smaller cracks radiating from it, but the second time it is shown the radiating cracks are gone. See more »

Quotes

Nora King: You don't need a reason to die, Frank. Just one to live.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure an 'A' rating. See more »

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A good scary movie
19 June 2002 | by julianbristowSee all my reviews

Although dated, this science fiction thriller asks the question, "Is it possible for outer space aliens to invade our earth?" The script was well written and the acting was just as good. Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley have been seen in other top notch "B" 50'S sci-fi and horror films. But this is one of the best.


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