Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

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earthvsflyingsaucersHero research scientist Hugh Marlowe, back in the nation's capital after surviving The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), tries to prevent an invasion of the Earth after aliens abduct his father-in-law.

He slows down the plodding story even further by embarking on a sluggish romantic interlude with Joan Taylor.

Commendable only for special effects genius Ray Harryhausen's flying saucers trashing the landmarks of Washington DC, this routine science-fiction fantasy lifts most of its plot from HG Wells's The War of the Worlds, but does little else with its Mars Attacks! (1996) scenario.

Dr Russell A Marvin
Hugh Marlowe
Carol Marvin
Joan Taylor
Major Huglin
Donald Curtis
General Hanley
Morris Ankrum
Professor Kanter
John Zaremba
Admiral Enright
Thomas Browne Henry
General Edmunds
Grandon Rhodes
Cutting
Harry Lauter
Dr Alberts
Charles Evans
Sergeant Nash
Clark Howat
Alfred Cassidy
Frank Wilcox

Director
Fred F Sears