The Human Duplicators
|The Human Duplicators|
Poster for the film
|Directed by||Hugo Grimaldi|
|Produced by||Sandy Frank|
|Written by||Arthur C. Pierce|
|Music by||Gordon Zahler|
|Cinematography||Monroe P. Askins|
|Edited by||Donald Wolfe|
|Distributed by||Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc.|
The Human Duplicators is an American science fiction film released in 1965 by independent company Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc. This film was also Hugh Beaumont's final film role before his retirement from acting.
Giant alien Dr. Kolos (Richard Kiel) is dispatched to Earth from a faraway galaxy with orders to create android doppelgängers in order to infiltrate human society by employing the scientific services of hypnotized cyberneticist Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer (George Macready). This mission of colonization is thwarted not by the FBI agents sent to investigate but by Kolos falling in love with the scientist's beautiful blind niece Lisa (Dolores Faith).
Why Richard Kiel's name was not included on the movie poster remains a mystery.
Released as Agente Spaziale K1 ("Space Agent K1") in Italy, as Les Creatures De Kolos in France, and as FBI jagt Phantom ("FBI Chases Phantom") in Germany where American actor George Nader was best known for playing FBI agent Jerry Cotton in a series of German films, the film was released in North America on VHS as Jaws of the Alien to cash in on Kiel's later appearances as Jaws in the James Bond movies.
In popular culture
The Human Duplicators was featured in a season 4 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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