Target Earth (film)
DVD cover for the film
|Directed by||Sherman A. Rose|
|Produced by||Herman Cohen|
|Written by||Paul W. Fairman
James H. Nicholson
|Music by||Paul Dunlap|
|Edited by||Sherman A. Rose|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures Corporation|
|Release date(s)||November 7, 1954 (US)|
|Running time||75 minutes|
Target Earth is a 1954 science fiction film. It was directed by Sherman A. Rose and stars Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, and Whit Bissell. The film focuses on a deserted Chicago cityscape and a small group of people who have been overlooked during a mass evacuation due to an invasion of robot like beings from the planet Venus. The movie was based on the 1953 short story "Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman.
- Kathleen Crowley as Nora King
- Richard Denning as Frank Brooks
- Whit Bissell as Tom, Chief research scientist
- Arthur Space as Lt. General Wood
- Steve Pendleton as Colonel
- Mort Marshall as Charles Otis
Even though a "Robot Army" is mentioned several times, the production crew only constructed one robot which was used for all scenes.
The film's story is based in Chicago but was actually filmed in Los Angeles. Empty street scenes were filmed during early mornings when the streets were empty.
Robert Roark was given his role since his father was a large investor in the film.
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