It Conquered the World (1956)

It Conquered the World




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

This time, director Roger Corman unleashes Venutian vegetable creatures on an unsuspecting world.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Lou Rusoff, Charles B. Griffith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 1991
American International Pictures



as Dr. Paul Nelson

as Dr. Tom Anderson

as Claire Anderson

as Joan Nelson

as Pete Shelton

as Gen. Patrick

as Pvt. Manuel Ortiz

as Sgt. Neil

as Ellen Peters

as Visitor from Venus

as Police Chief Schalle...

as U.S. Secretary Platt

as George Haskell

as General Carpenter
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for It Conquered the World

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for It Conquered the World

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Occasionally amusing with the great zucchini monster payoff

October 2, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

October 4, 2005

July 27, 2005

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for It Conquered the World

One of the best examples of the drastic disconnect between what a film is attempting to convey and what it actually manages... an essential characteristic of B-Films.

There is supposed to be something of earth-shattering significance occurring, but the most people can express is mild concern... at best. The main joy that can be extracted from this film lies in that fundamental flaw... as well as one of the most absurd monster-designs of the 1950's.

Still, "It Conquered the World" isn't bad enough to be utterly fun, yet still seems "serious" enough, in its ham-fisted but depressing defense of humankind, to be considered as an actual sci-fi movie rather than a B-Film. As such, it is best saved for a time when you seriously have nothing else to watch.

Daniel Hetteix

Super Reviewer

Very corn ball.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


Really neat sci-fi Corman flick. Well, you have to be into this sort of thing to appreciate it. Peter Graves and Lee Van Cleef give great performances. Effects are goofy and unrealistic and I wouldn't have it any other way. The venutian alien has these "flying fingers" that look like bats, go out and posess minds worthy of its new world. The monster itself is cool lookin, classic sci-fi stuff. If you're into old 50's science fiction this is grade A material. That poster is awesome!

It Conquered the World Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss It Conquered the World on our Movie forum!