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Plan from Outer Space (9 ) Movie Review

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It's hard to put a WOOF! by this movie, because I enjoy it so much. I have this six-hour tape that includes the following: (1) Queen of Outer Space, (2) Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, (3) this movie, and (4) Bait. Put this tape in the VCR at midnight and Voila! Auf Wiedershen, Insomnia! Tor Johnson couldn't do dialogue, Vampira wouldn't do dialogue, and Mona McKinnon shouldn't do dialogue, EVER! Ask Gregory Walcott about this movie and he'll tell you about co-starring with Claudette Colbert in 1955! Ask Conrad Brooks about this movie and he'll tell you everyone got paid! Tom Keene (who looks absolutely shell-shocked as Col. Edwards) starred in 1934's Our Daily Bread under the direction of King Vidor! Joanna Lee won a 1974 Emmy as a writer! I have a hunch that many contemporary young directors are oddly inspired by Ed Wood and his films. (Wood also wrote and/or directed Jail Bait, Female, Revenge of the Dead, Hellborn, Glen or Glenda?, and Bride of the Monster.) They can't all be the greatest director of all time and they know it. That inner voice that nags even the greatest artists into feeling that the projects into which they've poured all their energies, may turn out to be nothing after all, is far more prevalent than, say, crushing self-confidence. It's hard to resist an optimistic soul like Ed Wood who tried his very hardest and who did, in fact, entertain people, if not in the way he'd always dreamed of doing. AKA: Grave Robbers from Outer Space. woof!

1956 78m/B Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Lyle Talbot, Vampira, Gregory Walcott, Tom George Duryea Keene, Dudley Manlove, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Joanna Lee, Bunny Breckinridge, Criswell, Carl Anthony, Paul Marco, Norma McCarty, David DeMering, Bill Ash, Conrad Brooks, Edward D. Wood Jr.; D: Edward D. Wood Jr.; W: Edward D. Wood Jr.; C: William C. Thompson. VHS, LV

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