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Gog (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Romance | June 1954 (USA)
A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

Director:

Herbert L. Strock

Writers:

Tom Taggart (screenplay), Richard G. Taylor (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Egan ... Dr. David Sheppard
Constance Dowling ... Joanna Merritt
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. Van Ness
John Wengraf ... Dr. Zeitman
Philip Van Zandt ... Dr. Pierre Elzevir
Valerie Vernon Valerie Vernon ... Mme. Elzevir
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Maj. Howard (as Steve Roberts)
Byron Kane ... Dr. Carter
David Alpert David Alpert ... Dr. Peter Burden
Michael Fox ... Dr. Hubertus
William Schallert ... Engle
Marian Richman Marian Richman ... Helen
Jean Dean Jean Dean ... Marna Roberts (as Jeanne Dean)
Tom Daly Tom Daly ... Senator
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Storyline

Scientists working on induced hibernation for space travel are killed, apparently by machines acting independently. Security agent Sheppard arrives at the secret underground space research base to investigate possible sabotage. He finds that the whole base is coordinated by supercomputer NOVAC and its robots Gog and Magog; and a strange aircraft is detected high overhead. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE CREATURE OF TOMORROW! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Station USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (as Color Corp. of America)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The unusual helicopter seen early in the movie is a McCulloch MC-4C tandem-rotor. Only a handful were built as military prototypes. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene in the communications room with security director Major Howard, he is shown repeatedly with his second shirt button open and then closed and then open again. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Peter Burden: This radioactive material, I'm the only one who has access to anything like that. I keep it under lock and key.
Dr. Van Ness: Then who could possibly have taken it?
Dr. Peter Burden: Someone who knows everything we know, Dr. Van Ness.
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Alternate Versions

Most TV prints in the US are in black & white. See more »

Connections

Featured in Frightful Movie: Gog (1968) See more »

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Ivan Tors put the "Science" in Science Fiction
6 March 2005 | by BullMooseSee all my reviews

In my opinion this is one of the best films made by Ivan Tors. Tors created "Science Fiction Theater" for TV and made several SciFi films (like The Magnetic Monster) before this genre was really popular. He brought real science to the screen in plots that may seem dated today but afterall, it was 1954. In GOG, Tors brings in then brand new inventions such as jets, computers, robots, high frequency sound, cryogenics, sunlight as a weapon, electronic surveillance, atomic power and even man-made satellites (which would not become reality for 3 more years). To an audience unfamiliar with such things, it was exiting and scary. Especially scary when you were made to think such super weapons were under the control of a foreign power. The Korean War had just ended and the USSR was making aggressive comments about atomic war with us. This movie gave me nightmares for quite awhile.

-BullMoose


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