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20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Nathan Juran and produced by Charles H. Schneer.

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Col. Robert Calder: Get that elephant out of there!


Dr. Judson Uhl: I've had nightmares in my time, but I've never dreamed of anything like this.


Maj. Gen. A.D. McIntosh: What I have to say you will find incredible- but true. Colonel Calder here has just returned from an expedition to Venus.
Contino: To Venice?
[Turning to Charra]
Contino: Perhaps you mean Venezia?
Col. Robert Calder: [Impatiently] To Venus! The planet Venus!


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Though the creature is referred to as the Ymir in reviews and websites, the name is never mentioned in the movie. Ray Harryhausen was concerned that audiences would mistake it for the Arabic title "Emir".
One of the reasons the film takes place in Italy is that Ray Harryhausen always wanted to vacation there but could never afford to go on his own.
Ray Harryhausen:  a man feeding peanuts to the elephant that later battles the Ymir. He did so because the actor scheduled to play the part didn't show up. He later appears in a crowd fleeing the zoo.
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