The Man from Planet X

1951

Horror / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

126
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 2,197

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Harold Gould as Francisco Galedo
William Schallert as Rorschach Test Subject
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501.53 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
71 min
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71 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 6 / 10 / 10

You Have to Love It

This is wonderful in its own way. An alien has landed in the moors of Scotland and an American reporter comes to visit at the behest of an astronomer who has noticed a planet heading for the Earth. In the mix is a genius scientist who has a few loose screws, played by William Schallert (remember him as Dobie Gillis's teacher and Patty Duke's father, among others). One night the daughter of the scientist is coming back from town when she encounters a space ship. Upon investigating, she sees a face in the window of the ship which terrifies her. The rest of the movie involves a series of efforts to connect with the alien (who is about as unconvincing as is humanly possible). He has no facial movements and a single expression, as if he is paralyzed. They befriend him but Schallert soon screws things up by cutting off the air supply to the poor guy. Schallert seems to think that somehow this creature will make him rich and famous, though we're never sure how that is going to happen. This guy is connected to the planet that is going to launch a full scale invasion. The reporter goes to the local authorities. People have been disappearing and there is a lot of tension. The constable, who looks like he won second place in a Rod Steiger look-alike contest helps out. He is by far the best actor and the most believable character in the movie. All activities from this point on are at best bewildering, but it doesn't matter. Made on a shoestring budget, it's very nice entertainment for those who don't wish to ask any questions.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 2 / 10 / 10

It doesn't take long for someone to make a welcome visitor to feel not so welcome.

And in this case, it's a normal good guy, William Schallert, playing the villain. As earthlings Robert Clarke, Raymond Bond, Margaret Clarke and Schallert discover an unknown planet heading into the direction of earth, they prepare for the best or the worst. When a lone creature from the earth man named planet X does show up, all but Schallert treat the visiting and nonspeaking being with sensitivity. Schallert, obviously a suspicious type, takes drastic measures to get into the visitor's mind, even going as far as physically attacking it. This is 1950's sci-fi without the camp, without ridiculous subplots that really don't belong, and without a ridiculous looking creature. There's nothing but the story of conflicts in humanity over what's the best way to deal with the unknown, and a theory that we shouldn't shoot first and wonder about the alternative later. It's moody and deliberately slow, subtly fascinating, and more intelligent than most audiences going into expected. That makes this slow going at times, certainly having a conflict yet never fully grabbing you past feeling sorry for the poor visitor who seems to be there with good intentions. An interesting moment in the career of cult director Edgar G. Ullmer.

Reviewed by qmtv 2 / 10 / 10

Boring, slow, Cheap, Background Movie, Like Background Music

Boring, slow, Cheap, Background Movie, Like Background Music Decent acting, but still boring. Characters suck. Story goes nowhere. Can't remember the music. The sets were cheap. It's like watching a background movie, very boring, like listening to background music. Not recommended. Boring, slow, Cheap, Background Movie, Like Background Music Decent acting, but still boring. Characters suck. Story goes nowhere. Can't remember the music. The sets were cheap. It's like watching a background movie, very boring, like listening to background music. Not recommended.

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