They Came from Beyond Space

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They Came from Beyond Space
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Directed by Freddie Francis
Produced by Max Rosenberg (producer)
Milton Subotsky (producer)
Written by Joseph Millard (novel The Gods Hate Kansas)
Milton Subotsky (writer)
Starring Robert Hutton
Jennifer Jayne
Zia Mohyeddin
Music by James Stevens
Cinematography Norman Warwick
Edited by Peter Musgrave
Production
company
Distributed by Embassy Pictures Corporation
Release dates May 1, 1967 (1967-05-01)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

They Came from Beyond Space is a 1967 British science fiction film directed by Freddie Francis, written by Milton Subotsky and based on the book The Gods Hate Kansas by Joseph Millard.[1] It was produced by Amicus Productions. The production came after Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. and used many of the sets and props from the former film as a cost cutting measure.

Plot summary[edit]

Several meteors fall in a field in England. Those who approach them are seemingly taken over, and barricade the area from intruders. A scientist is immune to the takeover due to a metal plate in his head. He enlists the assistance of a friend, who must melt down his silver cricket trophies to make a helmet to protect him. Although initially claiming that the takeover is benign, the aliens attempt to remove the metal plate from the scientist but are thwarted and learn the human value of courtesy.

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Reception[edit]

The film was released on a double bill with The Terrornauts. Director Freddie Francis says that the producers had spent all their budget on The Terrornauts so there was no money left over for They Came from Beyond Space. The double bill failed at the box office and has been described as "the two worst films the company ever produced".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062360/
  2. ^ Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 47

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