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Not of This Earth (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 February 1957 (USA)
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith), Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Birch ... Paul Johnson
Beverly Garland ... Nadine Storey
Morgan Jones ... Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick William Roerick ... Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ... Jeremy Perrin
Dick Miller ... Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll Anna Lee Carroll ... Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn Pat Flynn ... Simmons
Barbara Bohrer Barbara Bohrer ... Waitress
Roy Engel ... Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Joanne
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Speciman
Lyle Latell Lyle Latell ... (scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley Gail Ganley ... Girl
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Boy
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

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Taglines:

Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emisario de otro mundo See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Los Altos Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film fell into the public domain because the release print did not include the copyright year. See more »

Goofs

During the murder of the first victim. Watch the right hand of the dead teenager twitch as a Fly lands and walks about her arm. If your watching what Paul Birch is doing you won't notice this. See more »

Quotes

Paul Johnson: Davanna must endure.
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens (1996) See more »

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Don't Look Them in the Eyes!
28 March 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

What a great sci-fi gem from director Roger Corman! A man wearing dark glasses goes to a doctor and asks for a blood transfusion. From that point on, suspense builds as we go with Beverly Garland as she assumes the job of a live-in nurse to this "strange" man with the glasses. The man is no man at all, rather an alien presence studying earth and its inhabitants to see if his species can live on earth with human blood as a nourishing factor. The alien man is frightening in manner, abilities, and his coldness to seemingly everything. Paul Birch does an outstanding job playing Mr. Johnson. Garland is superb as the heroine and Jonathan Haze does a fine job as another curious household servant. Corman builds a great deal of suspense from a pretty good script. Highly recommended!


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