RARE Horror and Science Fiction Thrillers


Item# invasion-of-the-body-snatchers

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Dr Miles Bennell returns his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially skeptical, especially when the alleged dopplegängers are able to answer detailed questions about their victim's lives, but he is eventually persuaded that something odd has happened and determines to find out what is causing this phenomenon. This film can be seen as a paranoid 1950s warning against those Damn Commies or, conversely, as a metaphor for the tyranny of McCarthyism (or the totalitarian system of Your Choice) and has a pro- and epilogue that was forced upon Siegel by the studio to lighten the tone. Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. Miles J. Bennell Dana Wynter ... Becky Driscoll Larry Gates ... Dr. Dan 'Danny' Kauffman King Donovan ... Jack Belicec Carolyn Jones ... Theodora 'Teddy' Belicec Jean Willes ... Nurse Sally Withers Ralph Dumke ... Police Chief Nick Grivett Virginia Christine ... Wilma Lentz Tom Fadden ... Uncle Ira Lentz Kenneth Patterson ... Stanley Driscoll Guy Way ... Officer Sam Janzek Eileen Stevens ... Anne Grimaldi Beatrice Maude ... Grandma Driscoll Jean Andren ... Eleda Lentz Runtime:80 min Country:USA Language:English Year: 1956