Unearthly Stranger (1963)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by John Krish.

Plot Summary

A group of British are working on psychic research as a method for space travel. The head of the project, Dr Mark Davidson, finds that his new Swiss wife, Julie, has come under the paranoid gaze of the Secret Service. And with good reason as Julie is an alien, part of a task force of extra-terrestrials sent to Earth to marry leading scientists and arrange for their deaths should their research pose a threat to their imminent invasion.


Directed by: John Krish
© Independent Artists (Production) Limited MCMLXIII [1963]
Independent Artists. A Julian Wintle-Leslie Parkyn production
Produced by: Albert Fennell
Production Supervisor: Arthur Alcott
Production Manager: Geoffrey Haine
Screenplay by: Rex Carlton
Based on an Idea by: Jeffrey Stone
Assistant Director: Frank Hollands
Continuity: Estelle Stewart
Director of Photography: Reg Wyer
Camera Operator: Frank Ellis
Film Editor: Tom Priestley
Music Composed by: Edward Williams
Conducted by: Marcus Dods
Sound Recordist: Simon Kaye
Re-Recording: Ken Cameron
Sound Editor: Lionel Selwyn
RCA Sound Recording
Wardrobe: Vi Murray
Make-up: Trevor Crole Rees
Hairdresser: Maud Onslow
Art Director: Harry Pottle
Made at: Independent Artists Studios, Beaconsfield, London, England

John Neville (Dr Mark Davidson)
Philip Stone (Professor John Lancaster)
Gabriella Licudi (Julie Davidson)
Patrick Newell (Major Clarke)
Jean Marsh (Miss Ballard)
Warren Mitchell (Professor Geoffrey Munro)

Alternative Titles

Beyond the Stars


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