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It Came from Outer Space (1953) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland.

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It Came from Outer Space (1953) with Richard Carlson

By Greg Orypeck on Dec 3, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Terror in 3-D . . . Reaching out from the screen to seize you in its grasp! Look out! Living in the 1950s, at least inside a movie theater, was a dangerous venture at the time. Anything could threaten life and limb. Especially dangerous were the ferocious?and always gigantic?insects, oft... Read full article


It Came From Outer Space (1953)

By Kristen on Jul 18, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’re moving from Madrid (if you read yesterday’s review) to outer space…or at least outer space by way of Arizona. ?Today’s film is the 1953 Ray Bradbury-penned sci-fi classic It Came From Outer Space. ?Hopefully you found it as impossible to read that sentence without using... Read full article


It Came from Outer Space (1953) & Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

By Angela on Oct 27, 2010 From Hollywood Revue

On Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of going to a Halloween double feature at The Redford Theater of It Came from Outer Space in 3-D and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.? I can’t think of a better way to spend a rather dreary Saturday afternoon just before Halloween!? The turn-out w... Read full article


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Sheriff Matt Warren: Did you know, Putnam, more people are murdered at ninety-two degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once - lower temperatures, people are easy-going. Over ninety two, it's too hot to move. But just ninety-two, people get irritable.


John Putnam: [View of Putnam from inside the mine shaft. He's outside peering into the darkness, speaking to the alien] Show yourself! Let me see you as you truly are!
Alien: [Voice from off screen] No.


[first lines]
John Putnam: [off-screen] This is Sand Rock, Arizona, of a late evening in early spring. It's a nice town, knowing its past and sure of its future, as it makes ready for the night, and the predictable morning. The desert blankets the earth, cooling, resting for the fight with tomorrow's sun. And in my house near the town, we're also sure of the future. So very sure.


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In a separately filmed trailer, Richard Carlson talks to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension; animated sequences attempt to illustrate the three dimensional effect.
Although credited to Harry Essex, most of the script, including dialogue, is copied almost verbatim from Ray Bradbury's initial film treatment.
The Universal make-up department submitted two alien designs for consideration by the studio executives. The design that was rejected was saved and then later used as the Mutant in Universal's This Island Earth.
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