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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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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.


Alien: People of Earth, attention... People of Earth attention. This is a voice speaking to you from thousands of miles beyond your planet... This is a voice speaking to you from thousands of miles beyond your planet. Look to your sun for a warning... Look to your sun for a warning.


Carol Marvin: My father! What have you done to him?
Alien: You're addressing General Hanley's mind, not General Hanley.


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The supposed satellite launches are actually stock footage of Viking rockets, high-altitude probes that were the predecessors of the Vanguard, intended to be the first satellite launcher. The later shots of rockets crashing at takeoff are really German V-2s, since none of the first 12 Vikings ever failed. Ironically, the 13th Viking, now called Vanguard, blew up on the launch pad, just like in the movie.
The scene of a "destroyer" blowing up is actually stock footage of sinking of HMS Barham which occurred 25 November 1941. To not upset the British public, the Royal Navy decided to withhold an announcement until much late; however, in late November 1941 a Scottish medium Helen Duncan, during a seance disclosed the sinking. She was eventually tried under the British witchcraft act.
One of the scenes of a saucer attacking jets is actually based on footage of an air show crash.
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Also directed by Fred F. Sears




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Also produced by Sam Katzman




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Also released in 1956




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