TARGET EARTH!


TARGET EARTH!
   Film (1954). Abtcon Pictures/Allied Artists. Dir Sherman A. Rose, starring Richard Denning, Virginia Grey, Kathleen Crowley, Richard Reeves. Screenplay William Raynor, based on "Deadly City" (1953 If) by Paul W.FAIRMAN (as Ivar JORGENSON). 75 mins. B/wIn this film, whose low budget is reflected in its appearance, robots from Venus invade the Earth, using a beam that kills people. They are eventually defeated by scientists, who find that ultrasonic sound will break open their glass faceplates, thus destroying them. Critic Bill WARREN, while he regards it as poor, aside from lonely, atmospheric sequences in a deserted city, adds that it is "better than the story it came from".
   JB/PN

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.


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