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Jimmy Hunt The Young Boy From The Iconic Science Fiction Film 'Invaders From Mars' Reads Diabolique The Premiere Horror Magazine


      The Young Jimmy Hunt Boy Who Played "David MacLean" In The Iconic 1953 Science Fiction Film INVADERS FROM MARS Reads 
                                   Diabolique... The Premiere Horror Magazine.

    Film historian Paul Meehan considered Invaders From Mars as "... one of the best of the 1950s invasion cycle and in hindsight, was one of the most influential of the period, setting the scene for other "abduction films."

INVADERS FROM MARS (1953)
     Synopsis: One night, young David McLean sees a spaceship crash into a nearby sandpit. His father goes to investigate, but comes back changed. Where once he was cheerful and affectionate, he's now sullen and snarlingly rude. Others fall into the sandpit and begin acting like him: cold, ill-tempered and conspiratorial. David knows that aliens are taking over the bodies of humans, but he'll soon discover there have been far more of these terrible thefts than he could have imagined. The young doom-monger finds some serious help in a lady doctor and a brilliant astronomer. Soon they meet the aliens: green creatures with insect-like eyes. These beings prove to be slaves to their leader: a large, silent head with ceaselessly shifting eyes and two tentacles on either side, each of which branches off into three smaller tentacles. It's up to the redoubtable earth trio to stop its evil plans. 










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INVADERS FROM MARS (1953)
  • Tagline: "Mankind's oldest fear...The Alien's last conquest"
  • Genres: Horror | Sci-Fi
  • Country Of Origin: USA
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: April 22, 1953 (USA) 
  • Also Known As: Invasores de Marte 
  • Filming Locations: Republic Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
  • Production Company: Edward L. Alperson Productions
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Sound Mix: Mono (RCA Sound System)
  • Color: Color (Supercinecolor)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1

Directed by 

William Cameron Menzies

Writing Credits  

Richard Blake...(screenplay)
John Tucker Battle...(story) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order)   

Helena Carter...
Dr. Pat Blake
Arthur Franz...
Dr. Stuart Kelston / Narrator
Jimmy Hunt...
David MacLean
Leif Erickson...
Mr. George MacLean
Hillary Brooke...
Mrs. Mary MacLean
Morris Ankrum...
Col. Fielding
Max Wagner...
Sgt. Rinaldi
William Phipps...
Sgt. Baker (as Bill Phipps)
Milburn Stone...
Capt. Roth
Janine Perreau...
Kathy Wilson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fay Baker...
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
Barbara Billingsley...
Kelston's Secretary (uncredited)
Peter Brocco...
Brainard - Wilson's Aide (uncredited)
Charles Cane...
Old Cop Blaine Who Vanishes (uncredited)
Tommy Cottonaro...
Mutant (uncredited)
Richard Deacon...
MP (uncredited)
Pete Dunn...
Mutant (uncredited)
John Eldredge...
Mr. Turner (uncredited)
William Forrest...
Gen. Mayberry (uncredited)
Bert Freed...
Police Chief A.C. Barrows (uncredited)
Charles Gibb...
Lt. Blair (uncredited)
Gil Herman...
Maj. Clary (uncredited)
Bob Herron...
Martian (uncredited)
Todd Karns...
Jim - Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy...
Tall Cop Jackson Who Vanishes (uncredited)
Paul Klott...
Mutant (uncredited)
Lock Martin...
Mutant Carrying David to 'Intelligence' (uncredited)
Harry Monty...
Mutant (uncredited)
Max Palmer...
Mutant Carrying Dr. Blake to 'Intelligence' (uncredited)
Luce Potter...
Martian Intelligence (uncredited)
Walter Sande...
Police Desk Sgt. Finlay (uncredited)
Robert Shayne...
Dr. Bill Wilson (uncredited)
George Spotts...
Mutant (uncredited)
Frank Wilcox...
Pentagon Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Ed Wolff...
Mutant (uncredited)

Produced by 

Edward L. Alperson...associate producer (as Edward L. Alperson Jr.)

Music by 

Raoul Kraushaar
Mort Glickman...(uncredited)

Cinematography by 

John F. Seitz...(as John Seitz) (photographed by)

Production Design by 

William Cameron Menzies

Art Direction by 

Boris Leven

Makeup Department 

Ruby Felker...hairdresser
Gene Hibbs...makeup artist
Anatole Robbins...special makeup production

Production Management 

Ben Chapman...production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Ben Chapman...assistant director
Leonard Kunody...second assistant director

Art Department 

Edward G. Boyle...set dresser (as Eddie Boyle)

Sound Department 

Earl Crain Sr....sound

Visual Effects by 

Jack Cosgrove...special photographic effects
Irving Block...matte artist (uncredited) / optical effects (uncredited)
Howard Lydecker...miniature and mechanical effects (uncredited)
Jack Rabin...matte artist (uncredited) / optical effects (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Norma Koch...wardrobe designer (as Norma)
Oliver Konitz...wardrobe: women
Gene Martin...wardrobe: men

Editorial Department 

Arthur Roberts...editorial supervisor
Clifford D. Shank...color consultant

Music Department 

Raoul Kraushaar...conductor (uncredited)

Other crew 

Edward L. Alperson...presenter
Mary Yerke...script supervisor

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