UNEARTHLY STRANGER
   Film (1963). A Julian Wintel-Leslie Parkyn Production/Independent Artists/AIP. Dir John Krish, starring John Neville, Gabriella Licudi, Philip Stone, Jean Marsh, Warren Mitchell. Screenplay Rex Carlton. 74 mins. B/w.
   In this low-key, unpretentious UK sf film a space scientist gradually realizes that his wife (who sleeps with her eyes open) is an alien, one of many who are infiltrating Earth and wiping out the scientists first. She is ordered by her superiors to kill him but cannot, having fallen in love with him. This emotional involvement destroys her ability to survive undetected and the film's strongest image is of her tears leaving corrosive tracks down her cheeks as she reveals the truth to her husband. This is a good (but rare) film, untypical of its writer, Carlton, who was usually responsible for monstrosities like The Brain thatWouldn't Die (1962).
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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