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Invaders from Mars (1953) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by William Cameron Menzies and produced by Edward L. Alperson.

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Double Take: Invaders from Mars

By Barry P. on Nov 13, 2016 From Cinematic Catharsis

Invaders from Mars (1953) Directed by: William Cameron Menzies; Written by Richard Blake; Starring: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson and Hillary Brooke Available on DVD Rating: **** Invaders from Mars (1986) Directed by: Tobe Hooper; Written by Dan O&#... Read full article


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According to script supervisor Mary Yerke, director and production designer William Cameron Menzies filled 12 notebooks with charcoal sketches depicting every scene he planned to shoot. Just days before principal photography, all of these storyboard sketches disappeared from the production office.
The tune playing as shots of tanks and trucks of infantry leave to attack the invaders is the official song of the U.S. Army ("The Army Goes Rolling Along"). This is based on the song "U.S. Field Artillery March" (also known as "The Caisson Song") by Edmund L. Gruber and John Philip Sousa (1917). It was adopted by the U.S. Army as its official song in 1956.
The special effects department used condoms to create the "bubbles" on the walls of the underground tunnels.
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