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This Island Earth(1955)

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Brief Synopsis

Dr. Meacham is chosen along with others by the inhabitants of the planet Metaluna to do research that will help save their dying planet. However, an evil scheme is uncovered by the suspecting Dr. Meacham when he discovers the Metalunan's plan to take over Earth. Dr. Meacham then escapes an exploding Metalunan built Earth lab along with Dr. Adams only to be kidnapped while flying away in a small plane. A flying saucer wisks both the scientists off to Metaluna where they are held accountable for blowing up the Metalunan Earth lab during their escape. They later escape there with the help of Exeter the friendly Metalunan. Metaluna then self destructs and the Doctors make it safely back to Earth, which is saved from Metalunan invasion.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Newman Director
Jeff Morrow Exeter
Faith Domergue Ruth Adams
Rex Reason Cal Meacham
Russell Johnson Steve Carlson
Douglas Spencer The Monitor
Robert Nichols Joe Wilson
Karl L. Lindt Dr. Adolph Engelborg
Regis Parton The Mutant
Clifford Stine Director of Photography
Franklin Coen Screenwriter

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 10 Jun 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [up to 2:1]
AFI Library; EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  87 or 89 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Sci-Fi Deluxe.

    DougieB 2011-11-19

    This is one of the greats, in that goofy 1950's kind of way. (And, yes, I'm old enough to have been there when this stuff was taken VERY... MORE>

  • This Island Earth

    George Fernald 2010-04-12

    I grew up in New England and saw this movie in the theater. I never believed I would own a DVD that I could watch again and again. Totally awesome movie... MORE>

  • This Island Earth

    David 2007-12-09

    This Island Earth is a classic sci-fi film and one of the best ever made. It's much better than the junk sci-fi produced today. MORE>