Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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In the sleepy Californian town of Santa Mira, strange happenings are afoot. Dr. Miles Bennell finds residents experiencing an epidemic of mass hysteria, imagining their relatives replaced by detached, emotionless copies. As Bennell gets closer to the... read more
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In the sleepy Californian town of Santa Mira, strange happenings are afoot. Dr. Miles Bennell finds residents experiencing an epidemic of mass hysteria, imagining their relatives replaced by detached, emotionless copies. As Bennell gets closer to the horrifying truth - that the substitutions are part of an extraterrestrial invasion scheme and the copies are emerging from giant seed pods - the 'pod people' begin to close in.

Original Release

02/05/1956

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Cast

Kevin McCarthy Dr. Miles J. Bennell
Dana Wynter Becky Driscoll
Larry Gates Dr. Dan 'Danny' Kauffman
King Donovan Jack Belicec
Carolyn Jones Theodora 'Teddy' Belicec
Jean Willes Nurse Sally Withers
Ralph Dumke Police Chief Nick Grivett
Virginia Christine Wilma Lentz
Tom Fadden Uncle Ira Lentz
Kenneth Patterson Stanley Driscoll
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Don Siegel

Writers

Daniel Mainwaring, Sam Peckinpah, Jack Finney, Richard Collins

Cast

Kevin McCarthy Dr. Miles J. Bennell
Dana Wynter Becky Driscoll
Larry Gates Dr. Dan 'Danny' Kauffman
King Donovan Jack Belicec
Carolyn Jones Theodora 'Teddy' Belicec
Jean Willes Nurse Sally Withers
Ralph Dumke Police Chief Nick Grivett
Virginia Christine Wilma Lentz
Tom Fadden Uncle Ira Lentz
Kenneth Patterson Stanley Driscoll
Guy Way Officer Sam Janzek
Eileen Stevens Anne Grimaldi
Beatrice Maude Grandma Grimaldi
Jean Andren Eleda Lentz
Bobby Clark Jimmy Grimaldi
Everett Glass Dr. Ed Pursey
Dabbs Greer Mac Lomax
Pat O'Malley Baggage Man
Guy Rennie Restaurant Owner
Marie Selland Martha Lomax

Producers

Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
Walter Wanger Executive Producer
Walter Wanger Producer
Walter Mirisch Producer

Editors

Robert S. Eisen

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