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The Secret Invasion (1964) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Gene Corman.

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This movie was filmed on location in Yugoslavia and specifically Dubrovnik, now part of Croatia.
This was Stewart Granger first low-budget independent film after several years of major starring roles, and he had concerns about allowing his character to be less than central to the story. During the filming of the scenes on the Adriatic, the production crew had already created the smoke for the scene when Granger told Roger Corman that he wouldn't do the scene as written due to Edd Byrnes having too much of the dialogue, with his own character having lesser importance. Corman quickly wrote some new dialogue for Granger to satisfy his concerns (though he has declined to state how much of that dialogue made it into the finished film), and filming proceeded before the smoke dissipated.
Producer Roger Corman once described how this film came about: ". . . Bob Campbell R. Wright Campbell, who had just done The Young Racers for me, had finished a script titled 'The Dubious Patriots'. Once again, the theme was one I liked very much: bad men sent to do good as a way to redeem themselves and win their freedom. In New York--on the way back from Racers--I gave Picker David V. Picker the script on a Friday and he said, 'We'll look at it. But we're backed up with scripts and it might be a few weeks before I can get to it.'" Picker rang Corman on Monday and the picture was given the go-ahead. Corman was surprised because his experience with the major studios was not always positive. Corman added: "It went that fast. Right place at the right time. The title was changed to "The Secret Invasion", which was believed to be more commercial. UA budgeted the production at $600,000, which was double my bigger Poe Edgar Allan Poe pictures. The film was shot in the summer of 1963."
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