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Invasion (1966)

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 1966
Running Times: 82m
Length:
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono


DIRECTION

Directed by: Alan Bridges


CREW

PRODUCTION
Copyright: © Merton Park Productions Ltd. MCMLXVI [1966]
Produced by: Jack Greenwood
Production Manager: Laurie Greenwood

SCRIPT
Screenplay by: Roger Marshall
Drom an original story by Robert Holmes

DIRECTION
Assistant Director: Ted Lewis
Continuity: Marjorie Owens

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: James Wilson
Camera Operator: Peter Allwork

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Film Editor: Derek Holding

MUSIC
Music: Bernard Ebbinghouse

SOUND
Sound Recordists: Sidney Rider, Red Law
Sound Editors: Brian Blamey, Roy Norman
Westrex Recording System

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Wardrobe: Eileen Welch
Make-up: Benny Royston
Hairdresser: Jean Bear

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Ronnie Whitehouse, Jack Kine, Stan Shields

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Scott MacGregor

LOCATIONS
Made at Merton Park Studios, London, England and on location

CASTING
Casting Director: Ronald Curtis


CAST

Edward Judd (Dr Mike Vernon)

Guest Star
Yoko Tani (leader of the Lystrians)

Also Starring
Valerie Gearon (Dr Claire Harland)
Lyndon Brook (Brian Carter)
Eric Young (the Lystrian)
Tsai Chin (Nurse Lim)
Barrie Ingham (Major Muncaster)
Anthony Sharp (Lawrence Blackburn)
Glyn Houston (Police Sergeant Draycott)
Ann Castle (Sister Evans)

John Tate (Dundy)
Jean Lodge (Barbara Gough)
Tony Wall (Ted)
Peter Thomas (Harry)
Cali Raia (Lystrian woman)
Mark Kingston (Morgan)
Emrys Leyshon (Sergeant Williams)
Leonard Cracknell (Lloyd)
Stephanie Bidmead (Elaine)
Norman Mitchell (lorry driver)
Peter Sinclair (old Joe)
Diane Aubrey (telephone operator)


PLOT SUMMARY

A man is run over in the middle of the night and taken to a small English country hospital. Before long, the hospital has been encased in a force field - no-one can get out and the temperature begins to rise. The man is an alien prisoner from the planet Lystria and his female captors are scouring the countryside looking for him.


AVAILABILITY

USA
Theatrical Distributor: American International Pictures
Television Distributor: AIP-TV
Video Distributor: Something Weird Video


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

UK
Rating: U


TIMELINE

1966
May

2: UK - trade showing at the Warner Pathe, Anglo Preview Theatre, London (at 1430)
22: UK - theatrical release


LINKS

SEE ALSO
Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space (1970)


REFERENCES

PERIODICALS

Daily Cinema no.9214 (11 May 1966) p.7 (UK)
review (by M.H.)

Film and TV Technician vol.32 no.255 (June 1966) (UK)
credits

Films and Filming October 1966 (UK)
review

Kine Weekly no.3058 (12 May 1966) p.18 (UK)
review (by Graham Clark)

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.33 no.389 (June 1966) p.87 (UK)
review, credits, synopsis

BOOKS

British National Film Catalogue vol.4 (1966)
credits

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films p. 219
credits

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits


KEYWORDS

aliens, force fields, hospitals, prisoners

 


Last Updated: 6 November, 2009

 


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