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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Fred F. Sears and produced by Sam Katzman and Charles H. Schneer.

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The Ray Harryhausen Blogathon: EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 12, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

In the mid-1950s, master special-effects animator Ray Harryhausen was involved in a number of low-budget black & white movies which featured a particular creature--THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, and 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH. 1956's EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS does... Read full article

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Alien: We operate in a very different time reference. You might say all this is happening between the ticks of your watch or the beats of your heart.

Dr. Russell Marvin: Both Carol and I are subject to the same atmospheric disturbances that may have affected other observers, but there is a qualitative difference, when you're a scientist.

Dr. Russell Marvin: [talking into tape recorder] To the best of my knowledge my wife and I are the only ones left alive since we have not seen or heard from anyone for hours.

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One of the buildings struck by crashing flying saucers is Union Station, Washington's main train station. This may have been inspired by a 1953 accident when a runaway passenger train smashed into the station concourse.
One of the scenes of a saucer attacking jets is actually based on footage of an air show crash.
Columbia's publicity department created publicity stills using the cut-and-paste technique. The resulting stills of the flying saucers were vastly inferior to the special effects in the film itself. In fact, one of the more infamous stills shows Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor standing on top of the water in the middle of the Potomac River.
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