I want you to come outside first. There's something I want to show you.
The young boy of a scientist spends numerous hours at the local observatory staring into space and discussing various theories with his father. One inauspicious night a spacecraft crashes in his backyard. When his father investigates the occurrence, it quickly becomes apparent he has been infected by the aliens. Can the boy convince the local authorities something strange is going on before it is too late?
"That would make for a pretty effective weapon, wouldn't it?"
"Yes, sir. There wouldn't be an effective counter weapon."
William Cameron Menzies, director of The Spider, The Green Cockatoo, The Thief of Baghdad, The Whip Hand, and The Maze, delivers Invaders from Mars. The storyline for this picture is outstanding and an amazing piece of work for this time period. The plot is intense are well delivered and the acting is very good. The cast includes Arthur Franz, Helena Carter, Jimmy Hunt, and Leif Erickson.
"I wish you'd please learn to mind your own business."
Invaders from Mars may be the best science fiction picture from this era (and there were numerous science fiction pictures from this time period). I was thoroughly impressed by the intensity displayed throughout this film. The sequences were fairly drastic and the plot was gripping and very entertaining. I strongly recommend this classic.
"Could be a mother ship."