Stranger From Venus

1954

Burt Balaban
Director
Princess Pictures
Production Company

Alien lands to help prepare arrival of more aliens, who intend to dissuade humanity from furthering its atomic aims. Of course, we all act like obnoxious idiots, but unfortunately we don't get vaporized by the Venusians.

Workmanlike British version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, with shades of Devil Girl From Mars (mysterious extraterrestial visitor in a film basically taking place in one room of an inn) thrown in. Not bad, but turgid and very stage-bound.

Some commenters have complained about the American cars in a British setting, but it seems the filmmakers intended the film to be taking place in no a sort of Everyman Land, with no specific country in mind.


Venus nos ataca

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Patricia Neal
Susan North
Helmut Dantine
The Stranger
Derek Bond
Arthur Walker
Cyril Luckham
Dr. Meinard
Willoughby Gray
Tom Harding
Marigold Russell
Gretchen Harding
Arthur Young
Scientist
[Director of Science and Research]
Kenneth Edwards
Charles Dixon
David Garth
First Police Officer
Stanley Van Beers
General
Nigel Green
Bill, Second Police Officer
Graham Stuart
Police Chief Richards
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Farmer Watching Spacecraft
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Couple Watching Spacecraft
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Couple Watching Spacecraft
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Air Traffic Controller
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Air Traffic Controller
John Le Mesurier
Official On Phone
(uncredited)
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Soldier at Roadblock
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Soldier at Roadblock
Hugh Moxey
Secretary of the Interior
(uncredited)
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Parliamentary Representative
Anthony Baird
Government Investigator
(unconfirmed)
Peter Sallis
Soldier
(uncredited)
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Soldier Reading Out Altitude

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