Not of This Earth (1957 film)  

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Not Of This Earth was a 67-minute, 1957 American black-and-white science fiction film co-written by Charles B. Griffith and Mark Hanna and produced and directed by Roger Corman via Los Altos Productions, on contract for distribution by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.


The film starred Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones and William Roerick in a story about a humanoid agent, transported to Earth from the fictional planet Davanna, where a blood-degenerating plague is killing the populace. His mission is to find compatible blood in Earth humans to send back to his home planet for transfusion purposes; to achieve his ends, he is empowered by death-ray emitting eyes and a nightmarish flying octopus-like creature with vampiric capabilities.

The film was released in the USA on the bottom half of a programmed double bill with Attack of the Crab Monsters. It was later remade into a 1988 film starring Traci Lords and a 1995 film starring Michael York.

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