Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
John Wayne was offered the lead in Gunsmoke (1955). He turned it down, but recommended James Arness. The first episode of the series featured an introduction by Wayne, who endorsed Arness. Ironically, Arness had been wounded while fighting in the U.S. Army during World War II, hit by machine gun fire during the landings at Anzio, and had a limp. He found it difficult to film long scenes in the saddle.
Did you get your picture?
Ned "Scotty" Scott: No, you were in the way and the door wasn't open long enough.
Hendry: You want us to open it again?
Ned "Scotty" Scott: NO!
The window behind the characters during the "tied hands" scene (almost 40 minutes down the movie) shows a rapidly changing background, which would fit movement in a train or perhaps an airplane, but not the stationary room where the characters are supposed to be.
Only technical and production credits precede the film, no acting credits.
A colorized version was released on VHS in 1989 by Turner Home Entertainment as an "RKO Color Classic".
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