The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)

70 mins | Science fiction | 1963

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills. The working title of this film is Spaceraid 63. ... More Less

Location scenes filmed at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills. The working title of this film is Spaceraid 63. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Scr supv
Prop master
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Spaceraid 63
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 9 January 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Associated Producers, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 December 1962
Copyright Number:
LP23852
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
70
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dr. David Fielding and his assistant Dr. Web Spencer succeed in landing a communications device on Mars but are puzzled by the tremendous strength of the radio signals emitted just after the device mysteriously explodes. David leaves Cape Canaveral to vacation on a friend's estate in Los Angeles with his wife, Claire, who is contemplating leaving him because of his negligence, and their two children, Judi and Rocky. Upon his arrival David discovers his own double and doubles of the members of his family roaming the estate. He learns that the lookalikes are Martians whose mission is to prevent further landings on Mars by reducing to ashes all those involved in the recent landing and taking their places; and he is unable to prevent the completion of the ... +


Dr. David Fielding and his assistant Dr. Web Spencer succeed in landing a communications device on Mars but are puzzled by the tremendous strength of the radio signals emitted just after the device mysteriously explodes. David leaves Cape Canaveral to vacation on a friend's estate in Los Angeles with his wife, Claire, who is contemplating leaving him because of his negligence, and their two children, Judi and Rocky. Upon his arrival David discovers his own double and doubles of the members of his family roaming the estate. He learns that the lookalikes are Martians whose mission is to prevent further landings on Mars by reducing to ashes all those involved in the recent landing and taking their places; and he is unable to prevent the completion of the mission. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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