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20 Million Miles to Earth
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Directed By
Nathan Juran

Written By:
Christopher Knopf, Bob Williams

Cast:
William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, John Zaremba, Thomas B. Henry, Jan Arvan, Jan Arvan

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20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
November 27th, 2009

Favorite Movie Quote: "Incredible! The creature has to be taken alive!"

I have to admit I was drawn to this because it was set in Sicily, but they really never got far from Rome.

It is a significant film for the fact that special effects were done by Ray Harryhausen, who has a cameo in the film (watch for the man feeding the elephant at the zoo.).

William Hopper, who played Perry Mason's assistant Paul Drake, will be a familiar face for those who grew up during the 50's and 60's. Joan Taylor was also on TV a lot during those years. They both have a rich sci-fi history in films like Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, "Men Into Space", and Conquest of Space.

The little Godzilla-like monster from Venus is the focus of the film as they try to find and capture it. Of course, Hooper knows all about the creature when facing it. Such plot holes would raise howls of derision today, but it was common in the films of the 50's.

An enjoyable reach into the past with a film that entertains more than a lot of the DTV we see today.

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