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Sunday Cinema: Invaders From Mars (1953)

From Wikipedia:

One night, a small boy, David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt), sees a flying saucer land near his home. His scientist father (Leif Erickson) goes to investigate; when he returns, there is an unusual mark on the back of his neck and he behaves in a different, cold and hostile manner. Gradually, David realizes that there is a conspiracy in which the people of the town are one by one becoming cold and inhuman.


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2 Comments on Sunday Cinema: Invaders From Mars (1953)

  1. Sounds vaguely like The Puppet Masters…

  2. One of my all-time 1950’s SF flicks and MUCH better than the horrid remake. Accept no substitutes! Trivia: the sand pit where the Martians hid was, IIRC, the back lot used in “Gone with the Wind”. Astronomical fact: it is much easier to use a pair of binoculars to spy on the martians a few fields over than a big refracting telescope…for one thing, you probably couldn’t crank it down that low! A scary, scary movie.

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