Target Earth (film)

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Target Earth
Target Earth DVD Cover.jpg
DVD cover for the film
Directed by Sherman A. Rose
Produced by Herman Cohen
Written by Paul W. Fairman
James H. Nicholson
Wyott Ordung
William Raynor
Starring Richard Denning
Kathleen Crowley
Virginia Grey
Richard Reeves
Robert Roark
Mort Marshall
Music by Paul Dunlap
Cinematography Guy Roe
Edited by Sherman A. Rose
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Release dates November 7, 1954 (US)
Running time 75 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100,000

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.



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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