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Entry updated 16 February 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1954). Abtcon Pictures/Allied Artists. Directed by Sherman A Rose. Written by William Raynor, based on "Deadly City" (March 1953 If) by Paul W Fairman (as Ivar Jorgensen). Cast includes Kathleen Crowley, Richard Denning, Virginia Grey and Richard Reeves. 75 minutes. Black and white.

In this film, whose low budget is reflected in its appearance, Robots from Venus carry out an Invasion of the Earth, using a Ray that kills people. They are eventually defeated by Scientists, who find that ultrasonic sound will break open their glass faceplates, thus destroying them. Critic Bill Warren, while he regards it as poor – aside from its lonely, atmospheric sequences in a deserted City – adds that it is "better than the story it came from". [JB/PN]


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