Missile Monsters (1958)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The title of this Republic sci-fier is Missile Monsters, but what it really is is a feature-length abridgement of the 1951 serial Flying Disc Man From Mars. The story concerns the efforts of a Martian named Mota (Gregory Gaye) to take over the world. This being a Republic serial, Mota hires several earthbound henchmen in fedoras and pinstripe suits to complete his mission. Hero Walter Reed and heroine Lois Collier labor mightily to stop Mota and "fifth columnist" scientist James Craven. The Martian "bat planes" seen in Missile Monsters are culled from stock footage from the 1944 serial G-Men vs. the Black Dragon, which explains why the escutcheon of the Red Planet is the Rising Sun.

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alien [not human], world-domination, missile