They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

35mm film, “photographed in Eastmancolor”
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by Freddie Francis.

Plot Summary

Alien invaders are stealing the bodies of humans and taking them to to be used as slave labour. Scientist Curt Temple has a metal plate in his head and consequently is immune to the ' telepathic control and uses his advantage to fight back.


Directed by: Freddie Francis
© 1967 by Amicus Productions Ltd.
An Amicus production
Produced by: Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky
Screenplay by: Milton Subotsky
Based on the novel “The Gods Hate Kansas” by Joseph Millard
Director of Photography: Norman Warwick
Editor: Peter Musgrave
Music Composed by: James Stevens
Sound Recordist: George Stephenson
Wardrobe Mistress: Eileen Welch
Make-up: Bunty Phillips
Hairdresser: Ann Rogers
Models Made by and Photographed at: Bowie Films Ltd
Production Designer: Bill Constable
Made at Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, Middlesex, England

Robert Hutton ([Dr Curtis] Temple)
Jennifer Jayne (Lee [Mason])
Zia Mohyeddin (Farge)
Bernard Kay ([Richard] Arden)
Michael Gough (Master of the Moon)
Maurice Good ([Agent] Stilwell)
John Harvey (Bill Trethowan)
Geoffrey Wallace ([Alan] Mullane)
Luanshya Greer (girl attendant)
Diana King (Mrs Trethowan)
Paul Bacon ([Doctor] Rogers)
Christopher Banks (doctor – street)
Dermot Cathie (Peterson)
Norman Claridge (Dr [Frederick] Andrews)
James Donnelly (guard)
Frank Forsyth (Blake)
Leonard Grahame (McCabe)
Michael Hawkins (Williams)
Jack Lambert (doctor – office)
Robin Parkinson ([Doctor] Maitland)

Alternative Titles

La morte scarlatta viene dallo spazio – Italian title
Sie kamen von jenseits des Weltraums – German title


British National Film Catalogue vol.6 (1968) – credits
The Daily Cinema no.9559 (9 August 1968) p.4 – review
Kine Weekly no.3174 (10 August 1968) p.20 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.35 no.416 (September 1968) p.141 – credits, synopsis, review
Variety 11 October 1967 p.22 – credits, review

by Walt Lee pp.486-487 – credits