906 - THE SPACE CHILDREN (1958; NR; 69m)
a.k.a. LES ENFANTS DE ESPACE (Belgium)
Shown with Short:
Plot: Concerned about the imminent Earth launching of an armed satellite, an alien uses its telepathic powers to control the children of military scientists.
Prod: William Alland (*801-Revenge
of the Creature; 803-The Mole
People; 804-The Deadly Mantis;
L02-This Island Earth; Tarantula)
Bud Brewster / Michel Ray (Lawrence of Arabia; The Tin Star)
Classic Line: "A man of science is like a deep sea diver. He musn't be afraid to walk down where it's dark and frightening, in the hopes of scooping up a handful of truth."
Trivia: You may think Shirley Temple
Later in 1935 with his film career lagging, Jackie tried hold to get some of the millions he earned, but the cash was in control of his stepfather/business manager. Coogan sued, but won only $126,000, because the courts said he no rights to money earned as a child. An outraged public spurred the passing of the landmark "Child Actors Bill," sometimes referred to as "The Coogan Act," which required trust funds to protect children's earnings. The law protects child stars' and their earnings to this day.
Besides a brief marriage to the beautiful WWII pin-up Betty Grable, Coogan (1914-1984) managed to land mostly supporting roles in another 50 movies, including: 1939's Million Dollar Legs starring Grable; 1947's Kilroy Was Here with former child star Jackie Cooper; 1953's very cheesy Mesa of Lost Women; 1957's The Joker Is Wild starring Frank Sinatra; 1958's High School Confidential with Mamie Van Doren; 1959's The Big Operator (again with Mamie); The Beat Generation (Mamie again); 1960's Sex Kittens Go to College (more Mamie); 1969's Marlowe with James Garner, but not Mamie; and 1980's Human Experiments. Coogan guest-starred in a lot of cheesy TV shows too: "The Brady Bunch"; "The Patridge Family"; "Family Affair;" and even "The Munsters"!Now on to Raymond Bailey...
Since he wasn't wearing his toupee, you may not have immediately recognized character actor RAYMOND BAILEY (1905-1980) in this movie, but once you heard that voice...you knew you were hearing the actor who played Milburn Drysdale on TV's "Beverly Hillbillies." Bailey's done an impressive amount of quality TV shows, among them: "The Twilight Zone"; "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"; "The Untouchables"; and "Perry Mason." His movies include: 1939's Hell's Kitchen with Ronald Reagan; Made For Each Other starring Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard; 1942's The Male Animal with Henry Fonda; 1955's Tarantula with John Agar and directed by Jack Arnold; 1957's The Incredible Shrinking Man (again by Arnold); 1958's Vertigo (again with Stewart, directed by Hitchcock); 1958's King Creole starring Elvis Presley; and 1961's The Absent-Minded Professor with Fred MacMurray.
Handsome LARRY PENNELL is another MSTed actor with a "Beverly Hillbillies" connection. On that show, he played actor Dash Riprock a.k.a. Homer Noodleman, who was forced to court Elly May by Mr. Drysdale. (Of course, Dash soon became fond of Elly May). Pennell's been a guest star on such TV shows as: "The Big Valley"; "Gunsmoke"; "Mission: Impossible"; "Little House on the Prairie"; "Magnum P.I."; and "Quantum Leap." Besides some TV-movie appearances, his feature films include: 1955's Seven Angry Men with Raymond Massey; 1959's The FBI Story starring James Stewart; 1970's The Great White Hope with James Earl Jones; 1970's City Beneath the Sea with Robert Wagner and Richard Basehart; 1982's Personal Best with Mariel Hemingway; 1992's Mr. Baseball starring Tom Selleck; and 1994's Prehysteria 2.
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