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Unearthly Stranger (1963)

Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville), government scientist, meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. He knows little of her past. His government superiors want to know more about his ... See full summary »

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John Krish

Writers:

Rex Carlton (screenplay), Jeffrey Stone (based on an idea by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Neville ... Dr. Mark Davidson
Philip Stone ... Prof. John Lancaster
Gabriella Licudi ... Julie Davidson
Patrick Newell ... Maj. Clarke
Jean Marsh ... Miss Ballard
Warren Mitchell ... Prof. Geoffrey D. Munro
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Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville), government scientist, meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. He knows little of her past. His government superiors want to know more about his wife, especially certain strange attributes that suggest she may be more than she appears. When it turns out she actually does love her husband, they both become targets. Written by Alan G.; Edited by Peter Victor

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 2014 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for its premiere DVD and Blu-ray release. See more »

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A forgotten gem of suspense and intelligence
3 October 2002 | by telepinus1525See all my reviews

I remember the first time that I saw this SF chiller was at a local drive-in theater in the late 60's as the second feature. I don't remember what the first one was--that's how creepy "Unearthly Stranger" was for me. For a low-budget film it has everything: wit, intelligence, excellent acting, compelling direction, and for it's modest budget more than adequate (minimalist) use of special effects. I've seen it a few times since on t.v., and just recently acquired a second or third generation copy on ebay. I was waiting for the scene where the professor's wife ( whom we already know is a tad unusual) goes for a walk into town and loiters near the public schoolyard, where the nine-to twelve-year-olds are playing. While standing there, the children, one by one, begin to take notice of her, and in a mass, start backing away from her...well, if you haven't seen it, what follows is worth the price of viewing by itself. A bit of info: many years ago a friend told me that this film was actually inspired by the SF novel "To Walk The Night" by William Sloane, originally published in 1938. When I finally got a copy, I was surprised how the closely the plotline of "Unearthly Stranger" hews to Sloane's novel. Hard to understand why the producers would fail to give credit where credit's due...at any rate, find a copy where you can, and pray for it's release on DVD!


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