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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers / Clover Productions & Columbia Pictures ; produced by Charles H. Schneer ; screenplay by George Worthing Yates & Raymond T. Marcus ; screen story by Curt Siodmak ; directed by Fred F. Sears.

Yates, George Worthing. (Added Author). Marcus, Raymond T., 1918-2007 (Added Author). Siodmak, Curt, 1902-2000 (Added Author). Sears, Fred F. (Added Author). Marlowe, Hugh, 1911-1982 (Added Author). Taylor, Joan, 1929-2012 (Added Author). Curtis, Donald. (Added Author). Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario, 1895-1968 (Added Author). Keyhoe, Donald E. (Donald Edward), 1897-1988 Flying saucers from outer space. (Added Author). Clover Productions. (Added Author). Columbia Pictures. (Added Author). Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum. (Cast).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria SCI FI EAR (Text) 37521530628967 AMPL Adult DVD Science Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library DVD EAR (Text) 78731000449606 F DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0767882601
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2002.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Suggested by the book: Flying saucers from outer space / Donald E. Keyhoe.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
Features: documentary: "the Harryhausen chronicles," featurettes: "This is dynamation," and the making of Earth vs. the flying saucers, photo gallery, theatrical trailers, scene selection, interactive menus.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Fred Jackman Jr.; production designer, Paul Palmentola; special effects, Russ Kelley; technical effects, Ray Harryhausen; editor, Danny D. Landres; music, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
Participant or Performer Note:
Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum.
Summary, etc.:
Cult classic in which zombie-like humanoid aliens who come to earth in search of help for their dying planet are attacked by the military and retaliate in turn.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: NR
System Details Note:
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In English with optional English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Thai or Portuguese subtitles.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > Drama.
Unidentified flying objects > Drama.
Genre: Science fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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