It Came From Outer Space

It Came From Outer Space

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  • Jack Arnold


  • Richard Carlson
  • Barbara Rush
  • Charles Drake

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.

While stargazing in the desert, John Putnam (Richard Carlson) sees what at first appears to be a meteor shower, but is actually a crash-landing alien spaceship. After investigating the impact crater, John informs the town sheriff (Charles Drake), who dismisses his story. Even his fiancée, Ellen (Barbara Rush), is skeptical. All that changes when the townsfolk start disappearing and are replaced by eerie alien duplicates.

Photo credit: Universal Pictures

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