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"They're here already! You're next! You're next, You're next...!"
Miles J. Bennell
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
... there was nothing to hold onto - except each other.
Title Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Directed by Don Siegel
Written by Daniel Mainwaring; Jack Finney; Richard Collins
Produced by Walter Wanger Productions
Music by Carmen Dragon
Cinematography Ellsworth Fredericks
Edited by Robert S. Eisen
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) February 5th, 1956
MPAA Rating Approved
Running time 80 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $417,000
Gross revenue
Preceded by
Followed by

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 science fiction film directed by Don Siegel. It is based on the 1954 serial The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney which was originally published in Colliers Magazine. The film was remade in 1978 as Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Philip Kaufman and and again in 2007 under the simplified title Invasion. All variations of the story involve microscopic alien life forms that come to Earth and supplant human beings with perfect alien/human hybrid duplicates grown from plant-like pods (in Invasion however, the alien seeds are actually a viral contagion).

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Kevin McCarthy Miles J. Bennell
Dana Wynter Becky Driscoll
Larry Gates Danny Kauffman
King Donovan Jack Bellicec
Carolyn Jones Theodora Bellicec
Jean Willes Sally Withers
Ralph Dumke Nick Grivett
Virginia Christine Wilma Lentz
Tom Fadden Ira Lentz
Kenneth Patterson Stanley Driscoll
Guy Way Sam Janzek
Eileen Stevens Anne Grimaldi
Jean Andren Eleda Lentz
Bobby Clark Jimmy Grimaldi
Everett Glass Ed Pursey
Dabbs Greer Mac Lomax
Marie Selland Martha Lomax
Sam Peckinpah Charlie
Richard Deacon Harvey Bassett
Beatrice Maude Grandma Driscoll
Pat O'Malley Baggage man
Guy Rennie Restaurant owner
Harry J. Vejar Pod carrier in Miles' office
Whit Bissell Doctor Hill
Robert Osterloh Ambulance driver

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers has been made available on DVD in standard edition, region 2 and Silver Screen Classics edition.
  • In 1994, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
  • Includes a cameo appearance by Sam Peckinpah. Peckinpah is better known as a writer/director of action films such as Straw Dogs, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released the same year as Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Forbidden Planet, Godzilla, King of the Monsters (US version), Rodan and X the Unknown.

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