The Body Stealers

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The Body Stealers
The Body Stealers Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGerry Levy
Produced byTony Tenser
Written byMichael St. Clair
Gerry Levy
StarringGeorge Sanders
Maurice Evans
Patrick Allen
Music byReg Tilsley
CinematographyJohn Coquillon
Edited byHoward Lanning
Running time
91 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Body Stealers, also known as Thin Air, is a 1969 British science fiction film directed by Gerry Levy, about the disappearance of British armed forces paratroopers in mid-air whilst on a routine jump.[1] Two investigators try to figure out what happened and uncover an alien plot to steal bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.[2] The film was also released as Invasion of the Body Stealers. [3]



The Alien spacecraft is the Dalek saucer from the film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

Critical reception[edit]

Britmovie wrote, "This threadbare Anglo-American variation on the Invasion of the Body Snatchers theme sounds like a good idea, but with too much tame dialogue and too little action, this sloppily produced sci-fi film meanders along before tamely closing in a very British sort of way. therefore just comes across as daft." [4]


  1. ^ Craig Butler. "Thin Air (1969) - Gary Levy - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  2. ^ John Hamilton, Beasts in the Cellar: The Exploitation Film Career of Tony Tenser, Fab Press, 2005 p 155-156
  3. ^ "The Body Stealers (1969)". BFI.
  4. ^ "The Body Stealers".

External links[edit]

The Body Stealers on IMDb