Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, USA) is a Science Fiction Thriller film directed by Don Siegel. Remade in 1978: Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


Main Details

  • Released in 1956
  • B & W
  • Running time: 80 minutes
  • Production Co: Walter Wanger Productions
  • Distribution Co: Allied Artists Pictures
  • Directed by Don Siegel
  • Produced by Walter Wanger
  • Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring
  • Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones
  • Music by Carmen Dragon
  • Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks
  • Edited by Robert S. Eisen

Plot Summary

  • A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.


  • The original Black & White classic
  • Don Siegel's Science-Fiction Shocker
  • The original nightmare that threatened the world
  • ... there was nothing to hold onto - except each other.
  • They come from another world!
  • "Something is happening! Send your men of science quick!" The panic stricken cry went over the phone to Washington D. C. until the lines went dead!......
  • Incredible! Invisible! Insatiable!
  • Walter Wanger Creates the Ultimate in Science-Fiction!
  • Collier's Magazine called it "The Nightmare That THREATENS THE WORLD"
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