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The Man from Planet X

Story is laid on a small Scottish island, cut off from the mainland. Principals are two scientists, the daughter of one, and a newspaperman, there to observe the effect of a strange planet that is swinging close to the earth. No thought of a planetary invasion is in the minds of the observers until the girl accidentally sees a weird creature from out of space.

Story is laid on a small Scottish island, cut off from the mainland. Principals are two scientists, the daughter of one, and a newspaperman, there to observe the effect of a strange planet that is swinging close to the earth. No thought of a planetary invasion is in the minds of the observers until the girl accidentally sees a weird creature from out of space.

They take the superior being in, try to communicate with him, but one of the scientists, seeing a chance to control the world, upsets the plans.

Edgar Ulmer’s direction builds a strong mood and the suspense is sustained. Cast is mostly excellent in putting over thriller aims. Robert Clarke is the reporter and does a good job. Margaret Field is acceptable as the girl, and Raymond Bond does well by his scientist character.

The Man from Planet X

  • Production: Mid-Century. Director Edgar G. Ulmer; Producer Aubrey Wisberg, Jack Pollexfen; Screenplay Aubrey Wisberg, Jack Pollexfen; Camera John L. Russell; Editor Fred F. Feitshans Jr; Music Charles Koff; Art Director Angelo Scibetti
  • Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1951. Running time: 70 MIN.
  • With: Robert Clarke Margaret Field Raymond Bond William Schallert Roy Engel Charles Davis
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