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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Details


Anyone who's seen the 1996 science-fiction lampoon may have trouble watching Earth vs. the Flying Saucers with a straight face. Hugh Marlowe plays scientist Russell Marvin, who is on-hand when an alien spacecraft lands on earth. The saucermen at first insist that they've come in peace, but Marvin suspects otherwise. Sure enough, the visitors eventually declare their intention to take over the earth within the next 60 days, adding that the military's weapons are useless against them. The two-month window gives Marvin and his cohorts plenty of time to build-up superweapon, and thus stave off the seven-saucer invasion force. Special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen does a nice job laying waste to Washington DC in the film's memorable finale. The supporting cast of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers includes those two sci-fi flick stalwarts of the 1950s, Morris Ankrum and Thomas Browne Henry. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 4, 1956


Hugh Marlowe
as Dr. Russell A. Marvin
Donald Curtis
as Maj. Huglin
Morris Ankrum
as Gen. Hanley
John Zaremba
as Prof. Kanter
Grandon Rhodes
as Gen. Edmunds
Harry Lauter
as Cutting
Clark Howat
as Sgt. Nash
Frank Wilcox
as Alfred Cassidy
Paul H. Frees


Fred Sears
Charles H. Schneer
Curt Siodmak
Screen Story
George Worthing Yates
Fred Jackman, Jr.
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Composer (Music Score)
Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Palmentola
Art Director
Sam Katzman
Executive Producer
Sidney Clifford
Set Designer
Josh Westmoreland
Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Harryhausen
Special Effects