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Sixties Science Fiction Films

Science Fiction Films of the Sixties      1960      1961      1962      1963      1964     1965      1966      1967      1968      1969

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Journey Beneath The Desert
(L'Atlantide)

Embassy Pictures Corporation
Edgar G. Ulmer

Rad Fulton, Haya Harareet, Georges Riviere, Giulia Rubini, Gabriele Tinti,
Jean-Louis Trinitignant

Three mining engineers find themselves trapped in an underground nuclear testing site beneath the Sahara desert after stumbling across the lost city of Atlantis.

 

Most Dangerous Man Alive
Trans Global Films / Columbia Pictures Corporation
Allan Dwan

Ron Randell, Debra Paget, Elaine Stewart, Anthony Caruso, Gregg Palmer, Morris Ankrum
Tudor Owen, Steve Mitchell, Joel Donte

An escaped convict is involved in an explosion which transforms him into an 'Iron Man'. He uses his new powers to restore his credibility and take revenge on his former criminal colleagues.

The Dark Eyes Of London
(Die Toten Augen Von London) (The Dead Eyes Of London)

Based on 'The Testament Of Gordon Stuart'
Rialto Film
Alfred Vohrer


Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Dieter Borsche, Ady Berber, Klaus Kinski, Eddi Arent
Wolfgang Lukschy

This is an Edgar Wallace-style thriller involving a mad doctor, a human 'robot', and is set in an institute for the blind, using its characters' inability to see the events surrounding them to generate the suspense.

The Return Of Dr. Mabuse
(Im Stahlnetz Des Dr. Mabuse)

CCC-Film / Spa Cinematografica / Criterion
Harald Reinl


Gert Frobe, Lex Barker, Daliah Lavi, Wolfgang Preiss, Rudolf Forster, Joachim Mock

Using a drug invented by a prison doctor, Mabuse plans to create an army of zombie-like creatures to take over the city of Munich. The film deals with the efforts of the forces of law and order to track him down and thwart his evil plans. Gert Frobe also starred in 'Goldfinger'.
The Invisible Dr. Mabuse
(Die Unsichtbaren Krallen Des Dr. Mabuse)

CCC-Film
Harald Reinl


Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Wolfgang Preiss, Siegfried Lowitz, Rudolf Fernau, Kurt Pieritz
Werner Peters, Heinrich Gies, Hans Schwartz, Carl de Voigt

An FBI agent is on the trail of Dr. Mabuse who has found a way to make himself invisible. Suspense centres around a sexy nightclub performer who is the object of desire for both men. The lawman gets the girl and Mabuse ends up in a lunatic asylum.

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
TCF / Windsor
Irwin Allen

Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Frankie Avalon, Michael Ansara

The 'Seaview', a futuristic atomic submarine commanded by Admiral Nelson is Earth's only hope when the Van Allen radiation belt surrounding the planet catches fire. After the compulsory encounters with giant sea creatures it reaches a point near the Marianas from which it launches a Polaris missile which detonates in orbit, extinguishing the blaze.


La Marca Del Muerto
(Creature of the Walking Dead)
Alameda Films
Fernando Cortes


Fernando Casanova, Sonia Furio, Pedro de Aguillon, Aurora Alvarado, Rosa Maria Gallardo
Hortensia Santovena, Edmundo Espino

Dr. Malthus, a 19th century scientist, experiments with the blood of his murder victims to try and find a serum to give himself eternal youth. He is hanged for his misdeeds. Seventy years on, one of his descendants finds his records, locates the mummified corpse of his ancestor and revives it with new blood. More victims are required to keep the ancient doctor alive at which the younger Malthus revolts. Malthus senior dies in the laboratory fire which results from their ensuing fight.
Los Invisibles
Filmadora Chapultepec
Jaime Salvador


Marco Antonio Campos, Gaspar Henaine, Edouardo Fajardo, Martha Elena Cervantes
Rosa Maria Gallardo, Daniel Chino Herrera, Jose Jasso, Chucho Salinas, Lucila de Cordova

A predecessor to 'Los Astronautas', the comic duo are trailing a jewel thief who makes use of a paint renders things temporarily invisible. This non-permanent drawback leads to his eventual capture. A side issue to the story involves the daughters of the paint's inventor who become romantically involved with the silly sleuths. 'Los Invisibles' was not released until 1963 so, although made after 'Los Astronautas', it became the first of the two to hit the screen.



The Magic World Of Topo Gigio
(Le Avventure Di Topo Gigio) (The Italian Mouse)

Jolly Film / Cinecidi / Compagnia Perego Telecast
Federico Caldura


No cast

An animated puppet film in which the popular mouse, together with girlfriend Rosy and wimpy worm Giovannino, builds a rocket to the moon. The flight goes a bit wrong and they end up in an amusement park where they join forces with a friendly puppeteer to perform in shows for children. Rosy is kidnapped by a wicked magician who is jealous of the show but Topo Gigio manages to rescue her. There were two alternative endings - in one they merely escape from the amusement park but in the other they manage to get the magician to reform his wicked ways. The 1965 English version, cut by 10 minutes, was directed by Luca de Rico.

 

Battle Of The Worlds
(Planet Of The Lifeless Men) (Il Planeta Degli Uomini Spenti)

Ultra Film / Sicilia Cinematografica
Antonio Margheriti

Claude Rains, Bill Carter, Maya Brent, Umberto Orsini, Jacqueline Derval, Carlo D'Angelo
Carol Danell, Renzo Palmer, Jim Dolen, Giuliano Gemma, Joe Pollini, Massimo Righi,
John Stacy, Aldo d'Ambroso

A rogue planet apparently on a collision course with good old Terra assumes an orbit around the earth and disgorges hordes of flying saucers which gaily proceed to attack our space fleet. Offbeat botanist Claude Rains devises a way of talking to them and discussing their somewhat antisocial behaviour.

Gorgo
King Brothers
Eugene Lourie

Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes, Joseph O'Connor
Bruce Seton

A 'baby' prehistoric monster is discovered and captured in the sea off Ireland and brought to London. Mum comes to the rescue - and she isn't happy!

Journey To The Seventh Planet
AIP / Cinemagic Inc.
Sidney W. Pink

John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch, Ove Sprogoe, Ann Smyrner, Greta Thyssen
Ulla Moritz

Set in the year 2001, an expedition to Uranus encounters giant rats, spiders, and other nightmares created from the thoughts and memories of their own minds by a hallucinogenic giant brain.

 

The Absent-Minded Professor
Walt Disney
Robert Stevenson

Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames

A wacky professor invents an even wackier anti-gravitic flying rubber - Flubber! - which he uses to allow his ancient model 'T' car to fly.

 

The Beast Of Yucca Flats
Cinema Associates / Anthony Kardoza Enterprises
Coleman Francis

Tor Johnson, Anthony Kardoza, Marcia Knight, Barbara Francis, Larry Aten, Ronald Francis
Alan Francis

A defecting Russian scientist is turned into a monster by exposure to an atomic test. He develops a liking for strangling voluptuous women.

The Flight That Disappeared
United Artists / Harvard
Reginald LeBorg

Gregory Morton, Addison Richards, Craig Hill, Paula Raymond, Dayton Lummis

An anti-bomb film where nuclear scientists travelling aboard an airliner find themselves mysteriously transported to a different, 'heaven-like', dimension where they are put on trial by people of the future.

 

A Martian In Paris
(Un Martien a Paris)

Les Films Univers
Jean-Daniel Daninos

Darry Cowl, Gisele Grandpre, Pierre Louis, Nicole Mirel, Roland Segur, Michele Verez,
Henri Vilbert

A Martian is sent to Earth by his superiors in order to investigate and report back on the strange Earthling concept called 'love'.

 

The Fabulous Baron Munchhausen
(Baron Prasil)
(El Baron Fantastico)
Filmove Studio Gottwaldov
Karel Zeman

Milos Kopecky, Nadesda Blazickova, Jana Brejchova, Karel Effa, Josef Hlinomaz,
Zdenek Hodr, Miroslav Holub, Miroslav Homola, Rudolf Hrusinsky, Karel Hoger, Rudolf Jelinek
Eduard Kohout, Otto Simanek, Frantisek Slegr, Vaclav Tregl, Jan Werich, Richard Zahorssky
Bohus Zahorsky

Indescribable. The title about says it all. An astronaut finds the famous liar on the moon and brings him back to Earth where he experiences a variety of unbelievable adventures presented in episodic form.

Mysterious Island
Based on a novel by Jules Verne
Columbia / Ameran
Cy Endfield

Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill, Herbert Lom, Percy Herbert

A group of Confederate officers escape from the American civil war in a balloon only to land on a strange, remote island in the South Seas which is home to Ray Harryhausen's special effects creatures. They also come across shipwrecked ladies, cutthroat pirates and Captain Nemo, who never seems to have much luck as yet another of his hideouts disappears into the sea as a result of a volcanic explosion.

 

The Amphibian Man
(Chelovek - Amfibiya)
From the book by Aleksander Belyayev
Lenfilm
Vladimir Chebotaryov and Gennadi Kazansky

Vladimir Korenev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Mikhail Kozakov, Vladlen Davydov, A. Antonyan
Anatoli Ivanov, Valeri Kudryashov, Nikolai Kuzmin, Mukhail Medvedev, Yuri Medvedev
A. Nikritina, A. Orlik, A. Shaginyan, Nikolai Simonov, A. Smiranin, Georgi Tusuzov
Alksandr Zakharov

A doctor performs life-saving surgery on his son, Ikhtiadr, unfortunately having to turn him into an amphibian monster which frightens the local townspeople. No happy ending in this one…

The Damned
(These Are The Damned)
From H.L.Lawrence's book 'Children Of The Light'
Columbia / Hammer-Swallow
Joseph Losey

Macdonald Carey, Oliver Reed, Shirley Ann Field, Alexander Knox, Viveca Lindfors

'The Damned' are nine children who have been saturated with radiation to ensure their survival in the case of nuclear war. They are brought up and kept in a secret government cliff-cave base which is discovered by a couple fleeing from a motorcycle gang. Not enjoying the best of days, the couple are then hunted down by the government before they can inform the world of what is going on.

The Phantom Planet
Four Crown Productions Inc.
William Marshall

Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Anthony Dexter, Dolores Faith, Francis X.Bushman, Al Jarvis

An astronaut crashes on the planet Rheton and is miniaturised by the tiny inhabitants in order to help them in their fight against the enemy Solarites.
You Tube trailer

The Day The Earth Caught Fire
British Lion / Pax
Val Guest

Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Bernard Braden

Things hot up when simultaneous atomic bomb tests at the North and South poles knock the Earth off its axis.

Rocket Attack U.S.A.
(Five Minutes To Zero)
Exploit Films
Barry Mahon

John McKay, Monica Davis, Daniel Kern, Edward Czerniuk, Philip St.George, Jane Ross

Another cold war scare film about the likelihood of nuclear war. A spy is trying to get Russian missile plans while the Communists are plotting to nuke the Big Apple. You Tube

Planets Around Us
(I pianeti contro di noi) (The Man with the Yellow Eyes)
(The Monster with Green Eyes) (The Planets Against Us
)
Comptoir Français du Film Production (CFFP) / Wanguard Film
Romano Ferrara

Jany Clair, Peter Dane, Marco Guglielmi, Michel Lemoine, Maria Pia, Luzi Otello Toso

Aliens looking remarkably like humans invade the earth and destroy anyone they touch.

Nude On The Moon
(The Moondolls) (Girls On The Moon)
Moon Productions
Raymond Phelan (as Anthony Brooks)

Marietta, William Mayer, Lester Brown, Pat Reilly, Ira Magee, Lacey Kelly, Shelby Livingston
Robert W. Kyorimee, Joyce M. Geary, Charles Allen, Evelyn Burke, Joyce Brooks
Hugh Brooks, Mary Lassey, R.C. Lassey, Robert B. Lassey

Dr. Huntley and Professor Nichols use their inheritance to build a ship and travel to the moon where they find a garden paradise occupied by scantily-clad telepathic humanoids who capture them. The Moon Goddess decides they should be allowed to continue their experiments and Dr. Huntley begins falling in love with her, causing Nichols to worry about getting back to Earth.

Valley Of The Dragons
Based on the Jules Verne book 'Off On A Comet'
ZRB / Columbia Films
Edward Bernds

Sean McClory, Cesare Danova, Joan Staley, Danielle de Metz, Gregg Martell

While about to face each other in a duel, two men are ripped from the surface of the Earth by a passing comet and deposited into a prehistoric world populated by primitives. They survive the usual trials and tribulations, eventually losing their enmity for each other and finding some nice cavegirls. They discover that they are actually riding the comet and will have an opportunity to return on its next pass in seven years time. A lot of the footage came from 'One Million B.C.' You Tube trailer
Master Of The World
AIP / Alta Vista
William Witney

Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster, David Frankham

The year is 1848. Robur the Conqueror is the idealistic but mad inventor and commander of the futuristic skyship 'Albatross' in the aerial equivalent of '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea', who takes to the skies in the forlorn hope of persuading mankind to stop war.
 
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