The Body Stealers

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The Body Stealers
The Body Stealers Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gerry Levy
Produced by Tony Tenser
Written by Michael St. Clair
Gerry Levy
Starring George Sanders
Maurice Evans
Patrick Allen
Music by Reg Tilsley
Cinematography John Coquillon
Edited by Howard Lanning
Running time
91 mins
Country United 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