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The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret.Written by
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According to the dates shown on two telegrams, the basic action of the film takes place mid-August 1949. See more »
When the two protagonists first enter the Alaskan lodge, there is a large mounted deer head visible on the wall immediately inside the door on one side of the window. Later, when the bad guys ambush them, the deer head has moved to the wall on the other side of the window. See more »
It appears that it was designed for only one purpose: to carry the atomic bomb. Now, the first country that learns the secret of the flying saucer will control the skies of the world. I don't want that country to be Russia.
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Before the title, a message, 'We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of those in authority who made the release of the "Flying Saucer" film possible at this time.' See more »
Some video versions include an animated opening and closing sequence, plus previews of coming attractions, and runs 120 minutes. See more »
I tried to like The Flying saucer...I really did, but this low budget thriller simply didn't work for me. (It didn't "take off", if you will.) For one thing the black and white photography is so bleak and cold that it actually works against the film. The acting ranges from bland to overwrought and the dialog is stilted and lifeless. Here's the thing; all of these shortcomings taken together still might mot torpedo the overall enjoyment of this film, but its' boneheaded polemic (even for 1950) left me flat. I did like the location shooting ( the film is set in Alaska) but that didn't stop me from wanting the movie to be over--soon. The Flying Saucer is disappointing on all levels.
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