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It Came from Outer Space

  • Film

Time Out says

An early attempt at the theme of an encounter with benign but awe-inspiring aliens. The script (nominally from Ray Bradbury's story The Meteor) rattles through all the formulary clichés: an amateur astronomer who 'understands', a belligerent sheriff, a woman used as a pawn. But seen in its original 3-D, it's clear that Arnold's direction gives it more than a passing lift. He isn't much good with his second-rate cast, but his compositions in depth are consistently interesting, and his sparing use of special effects keeps the level of visual interest high. The 3-D process leaves the image somewhat murky, but you can discern sparks of authentic pulp poetry throughout.
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Release Details

  • Duration:81 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jack Arnold
  • Screenwriter:Harry Essex
  • Cast:
    • Charles Drake
    • Barbara Rush
    • Joseph Sawyer
    • Richard Carlson
    • Russell Johnson
    • Kathleen Hughes
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