Not of This Earth (1957)




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An extraterrestrial race with a taste for human blood sends a representative to Earth in order to find some new sources of nourishment, which the alien locates amongst the homeless population. This sci-fi chiller is often considered one of the best films of director Roger Corman.


Paul Birch
as Paul Johnson
Beverly Garland
as Nadine Storey
Morgan Jones
as Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick
as Dr. Frederick W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze
as Jeremy Perrin
Dick Miller
as Joe Piper
Ann Carroll
as Davanna Woman
Pat Flynn
as Officer Simmons
Roy Engel
as Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper
as Joanne Oxford
Harold Fong
as Oriental Specimen
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Critic Reviews for Not of This Earth

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The more sober-minded work, and the creepier film, thanks in large measure to Paul Birch's performance as the gent who is 'not of this Earth.'

Jul 7, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Could be the most effective of Corman's non-comic pre-Poe films...

Jan 28, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Somehow Corman makes it all work, even the purely expositional dialogue scenes.

Jan 18, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Not of This Earth


This movie came from the Roger Corman's Triple feature collection, The opening of this film must have created quite a stir when shown in the Drive In's around 1958. Bet a few cars started up and headed home. A alien comes to earth as a man with no eyes to collect blood for his planet. Very well done for 1958. 3 1/2 stars. 3-22-13

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