107 - ROBOT MONSTER (original; 1953; NR; 63m)

a.k.a. MONSTERS FROM THE MOON (TV alternate)
a.k.a. MONSTER FROM MARS (TV alternate)
a.k.a. EL MONSTRUO DE MARTE (Mexico)

Shown with Short:
102S-Radar Men from the Moon
Chapter 4: Flight of Destruction; and Chapter 5: Murder Car

Ad: "Moon Monsters Launch Attack Against Earth! How Can Science Meet the Menace of Astral Assassins?!"

Ad: "Adventures into the Future in New Tru-3 Dimension!"

Plot: Bubble-headed ape-alien tries to kill the last survivors on Earth.

Prod: Phil Tucker*
Prod: Al Zimbalist (210-King Dinosaur; Cat-Women of the Moon)
Assoc Prod: Alan Winston
Dir: Phil Tucker (Cape Canaveral Monsters; asst ed/Plan 9)
Asst Dir: Robert E. Barnes (Cat-Women of the Moon)
Scr: Wyott Ordung (First Man into Space)
Cin: Jack Greenhalgh (103-The Mad Monster; 208-Lost Continent)
Ed: Bruce Shoengarth (sound fx ed/313-Earth Vs. the Spider)
Ed: Merrill White (The Fly; Oscar nom/The Brave One)
SFX: Jack Rabin (201-Rocketship X-M; 317-Viking Women;
602-Invasion USA; L01-World Without End)
SFX: David Commons (Paris Model)
SFX/Dino Sequences: Roy Seawright (315-Teenage Caveman)
Cos: Henry West (Tarzan's Hidden Jungle)
M/U: Stanley Campbell (Angel Baby; Pete Kelly's Blues)
PSup: Clarence Eurist (The Neanderthal Man)
Stereo Sound Dir: Gordon Avil (cin/210; War Paint)
Sound Dir: Lyle Willey (423-Bride of the Monster; Wetbacks)
Score: Elmer Bernstein (won Oscar/Thoroughly Modern Millie)

Roy / George Nader*
Alice / Claudia Barrett* (Chain Lightning; Great Jewel Robbery)
mother Martha / Selena Royle (Harvey Girls; Courage of Lassie)
Professor George / John Mylong (Annie Get Your Gun)
Johnny / Gregory Moffett (Let's Dance; Saddle Tramp)
Carla / Pamela Paulson
Ro-Man & Ro-Man's leader / George Barrows
(used his own gorilla suit; Frankenstein's Daughter)
voice of Ro-Man & Ro-Man's leader / John Brown
(Man Crazy; The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Trivia: This film was originally shown in 3-D. The cave scenes for this flick were filmed on location in California's Bronson Canyon, used also in the filming of 210-KING DINOSAUR; 311-IT CONQUERED THE WORLD; 315-TEENAGE CAVEMAN; 317-VIKING WOMEN; 319-WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST; 404-TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE; and 701-NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST. The house foundation scenes were done at a demolition site near Dodger Stadium. The dinosaur scenes are from One Million B.C., and rocket scenes from Flight to Mars. The women's "costumes" were purchased by SELENA ROYALE and CLAUDIA BARRETT on a shopping trip to Orbach's on Wilshire Blvd. in L.A. Producer/director PHIL TUCKER tried to commit suicide after the film received awful reviews.

Born in 1921, GEORGE NADER was a very popular actor in the late 1950's and was about to achieve stardom, when a tabloid threatened to expose his gay relationship. With no chance for roles in Hollywood, Nader acted in Grade-B films produced in Europe. In addition to ROBOT MONSTER, 420-THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS, and K18-THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU, some of his other films are: 1954-Carnival Story; Sins of Jezebel; 1956-Away All Boats; 1967-The House of 1,000 Dolls; and 1973-Beyond Atlantis. He and co-star CLAUDIA BARRETT did another film together, 1950's Rustlers on Horseback.

No doubt you are more familiar with George Nader's nephew, Michael Nader, who's a regular on the soap opera All My Children and who became famous for his role of Dex Dexter on TV's Dynasty. Teenager Michael Nader appeared in every beach movie A.I.P. released in the 1960's from Beach Party to Ski Party.

Last Updated: 6/20/1999

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