The Blob

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  • Genre(s): Horror Sci-Fi
  • Release year: 1958
  • Running time: 86 min
A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. read more
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A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help The Blob transcend the schlock sci-fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor and a crew whose credits mostly comprised religious and educational shorts, The Blob helped launch the careers of McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures.

Original Release

09/10/1958

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Cast

Steve McQueen Steve Andrews
Aneta Corsaut Jane Martin
Earl Rowe Lt. Dave
Olin Howland Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
John Benson Sgt. Jim Bert
George Karas Officer Ritchie
Lee Payton Kate the Nurse
Elbert Smith Henry Martin
Hugh Graham Mr. Andrews
Vincent Barbi George - Cafe Owner
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.

Writers

Kay Linaker, Theodore Simonson, Irvine H. Millgate

Cast

Steve McQueen Steve Andrews
Aneta Corsaut Jane Martin
Earl Rowe Lt. Dave
Olin Howland Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
John Benson Sgt. Jim Bert
George Karas Officer Ritchie
Lee Payton Kate the Nurse
Elbert Smith Henry Martin
Hugh Graham Mr. Andrews
Vincent Barbi George - Cafe Owner
Audrey Metcalf Elizabeth Martin
Robert Fields Tony Gressette
Anthony Franke Al
Kieth Almoney Danny Martin
Julie Cousins Sally - Waitress
Elinor Hammes Mrs. Porter
Molly Anne Bourne Teenager
Pamela Curran Smooching Teenager
Josh Randolph Teenager
Jasper Deeter Civil Defense Volunteer

Producers

Editors

Alfred Hillmann

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