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Body Stealers, The (1969)

A bunch of NATO paratroopers disappear in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Bob Megan (Patrick Allen) and Jim Radford (Sean Connery’s brother, Neil Connery), try to unravel how this happened.

What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.

Despite some notable names in the cast, this little known Tigon production is a lacklustre and slow-moving affair, but it’s watchable if you have a fondness for 1960s British science fiction.

The model used for the alien spaceship is the same one from Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966).

General Armstrong
George Sanders
Jim Radford
Neil Connery
Dr Matthews
Maurice Evans
Bob Megan
Patrick Allen
Julie Slade
Hilary Dwyer
Pamela Conway (Lorna Wilde)
Allan Cuthbertson
Pilot Officer Briggs
Carl Rigg
Sally Faulkner
Lt. Bailes
Michael Culver
Mrs Thatcher
Shelagh Fraser
Wing Commander Baldwin
Robert Flemyng
Michael Graham
Carol Hawkins

Gerry Levy