One day electronic expert Dr Cal Meacham is sent some unusual components through the post, his curiosity is aroused even more when a book arrives showing him how to build an Alien device using the components.
This is the start of an adventure that leads to another planet, involvement in an interplanetary war, and a possible invasion of Earth.
This delightful and very fifties film, is to me the epitome of fifties Sci-fi.
Uncommonly for a Sci-fi film from this era it's in vibrant colour, and really makes the most out of it.
A simple storyline, competent actors,and most refreshingly of all no CGI.
I'm not totally against modern films useing CGI, the trouble I find is, they rely on it too much. And it's only recently that it's started to look realistic. I prefer films from the fifties which use a well detailed model, well lit.
The remote controlled DC-3 aircraft, used by the aliens to bring the Earth scientist's to them was an intriguing idea for 1955.
This is a film for all fifties science fiction connoisseur's.
Based on the novel by Raymond F Jones.
(Modern Sci-fi movies could learn a lot about pacing, from these 50's classic's.)