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The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 15 June 1955 (USA)
A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors:

David Kramarsky, Roger Corman (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Tom Filer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Birch ... Allan Kelley
Lorna Thayer ... Carol Kelley
Dona Cole ... Sandra Kelley
Dick Sargent ... Deputy Larry Brewster (as Richard Sargeant)
Leonard Tarver ... Him - aka Carl
Bruce Whitmore Bruce Whitmore ... The Beast (voice)
Chester Conklin ... Ben Webber
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Storyline

An alien space craft lands in the desert. The alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals and is able to see through them. The animals attack and the terror begins. Written by <cwe@cwe.sdi.agate.net>

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An unspeakable horror... Destroying... Terrifying! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes! See more »

Filming Locations:

Indio, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$23,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2007 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer distributed The Beast with a Million Eyes as part of its Midnight Movies catalog on a double-feature DVD shared with The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955). See more »

Goofs

When Carol is showing Allan the car before the birthday party, he has a light colored polo shirt and trousers. When they go back into the house, he is suddenly wearing a dark colored shirt and trousers. When the leave the party and find the car has flat tires, he is again dressed in the light colored outfit. And when he returns to the party, he's back to dark colored. See more »

Quotes

Carol Kelley: I don't suppose it really matters, but...
Allan Kelley: Does anything really matter to you anymore?
Carol Kelley: Oh, I'm sorry she heard, I'm... I didn't mean to...
Allan Kelley: You say a lot of things you don't mean, Carol. But you still say them, don't ya?
Carol Kelley: Yes. I'm not easy to get along with am I? Oh, I don't know. I think I could stand it, except for
[looking at the horizon]
Carol Kelley: out there... all that wasteland and mountains. We might as well be on another planet. Oh, Alan without Sandy I don't know what would happen to me. It'd be just...
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The Firebird: Dance of the Firebird
Written by Igor Stravinsky
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Beast With A Million Eyes (1955) **
18 September 2007 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES

Roger Corman produced this small but decent enough piece of '50s silliness about an alien ship and a little puppet inside which is able to control minds - first animals, and then progressing to humans. This seems like a precursor to films like THE BIRDS and DAY OF THE ANIMALS, as a modest rancher and his family living in the desert wilderness are attacked by birds, chickens, cows, and even their own dog. These attacks are not well staged and this is ultra-cheap, but it was still interesting enough.

** out of ****


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