Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE FLYING SAUCER - 1950 / Colonial Productions - Mikel Conrad / UFOs in Alaska

Well, here is Wednesday already! Time for lil' 1950 weirdie produce by and star Mikel Conrad, only flick he produce. He also appear in PHANTOM VALLEY, ARCTIC MANHUNT, ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF, FRANCIS, THE TALKING MULE, THE BANDIT QUEEN, HOODLUM EMPIRE, UNTAMED WOMEN, GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS and more!!

Music by Darrell Calker in this early UFO flick. This is very first movie he do in 1950's!

Interesting what they think Flying Saucer sound like back then! Tabonga' pets Ralphie and Piff taking nap, so, here is UFOs In Alaska!!

Mikel Conrad play Mike Trent, alcoholic egotistical jerk playboy reporter!! He get special assignment to go to Alaska and look for UFO some people been seeing there! So, he get all drunk and shove off!

Hard for Mike to concentrate on special assignment!

Did Tabonga mention that Mike having big problem concentrating on special UFO assignment?!

Whoa, better hide balloons!

Oh no, alien from other planet!!!....... Wait, no, just bear from Alaska!

Mike is total pathetic booze hound!

Holy crap, Denver Pyle!! He play bad guy!

Hey, look what old fisherman find on chunk of ice floating in ice water!.. Mike, after he get plastered!

Mike make lots of Russian enemy in Alaska, then, ice cave in on bad guy and Mike escape!!

At least Flying Saucer wuz cool, look like B-2 Stealth Bomber from certain angle!! Turner start it up and whiz away into wild blue yonder, 'cept!..

"It was a small bomb, but, Turner didn't know it was there!"


prof. grewbeard said...

speaking of small bombs...

but seriously folks, i'd like to see this one. wonder if Sarah Palin has?...

Anonymous said...

bunch of remarks about this rare film: firstly it contains some beautifully shot scenery including some spectacular wild life shots. Secondly the music is first class. Given the blend of Alaskan scenery and ufo action, the music had to be fairly varied. The result is unique.
Alas, the plot and particularly the action is second class.
Overall I found it pleasant to watch and will keep it in my collection.

Anonymous said...

The Tagu Glacier was beautiful. There's probably not as much left of it now as there was in 1950. The sound track? Well, it wasn't coordinated very well with the action, example, they had violins playing when the hero's were heading for their supposed demise?, and the fight scenes were hokey. But it's a classic in other aspects, the planes, the clothing, the hairstyles, the chain smoking.

It was a fun watch.

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