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Scientist Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) solves a mysterious puzzle that allows him access to a highly secretive program -- led by the mysterious Exeter (Jeff Morrow) -- that has assembled the world's greatest scientific minds in an attempt to quickly learn how to generate and store nuclear power. But with the help of fellow scientists Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue) and Steve Carlson (Russell Johnson), Meacham soon discovers that his host is not what he claims to be.

Cast & Crew

Faith Domergue
Dr. Ruth Adams
Rex Reason
Dr. Cal Meacham
Russell Johnson
Steve Carlson
Douglas Spencer
The Monitor of Metaluna
Karl Lindt
Dr. Adolph Engelborg
Olan Soule
First Reporter
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Critic Reviews for This Island Earth

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Audience Reviews for This Island Earth

  • Apr 02, 2017
    Squarely in the fantasy sci-fi camp (as opposed to the kind of sci-fi based in reality) this 50's romp has the aliens here to enlist our help instead of the ever popular take over everything ethos we've come to expect. At least at the beginning. Still interesting even if dated. The dumbest guy in the film has the biggest brain! That alone is worth a drink or two!
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    This sci-fi movie is different from most 50s sci-fi movies. The story has to do with aliens bringing Earth scientist to their planet to help them. The settings are very cool and beautiful. I loved this movie, and I recommend it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2009
    More attention was paid to the science than the fiction.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2009
    Fifties sci-fi that's as cheesy as they come. Visitors from outer space recruit a couple of American scientists to assist in putting down an invasion of marauding intruders. <center><div style="width:179px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/this-island-earth-evil-zahgon-12734504"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/12/73/45/12734504_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a></div></center> A masterpiece of low budget camp notable for it's two distinct types of aliens: the friendly, prominently foreheaded intellectuals and the lumbering, pincher-clawed Zahgons.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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