Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, that stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The black-and-white film, shot in Superscope, was partially done in a film noir style. Daniel Mainwaring adapted the screenplay from Jack Finney's 1954 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers. The film was released by Allied Artists Pictures as a double feature with the British science fiction film The Atomic Man (and in some areas with Indestructible Man).
A psychiatrist, Dr. Hill, is called to the emergency room of a California hospital, where a screaming man is being held in custody. Dr. Hill agrees to listen to his story. The man identifies himself as a doctor, and recounts, in flashback, the events leading up to his arrest and arrival at the hospital.
|author||Daniel Mainwaring Jack Finney Sam Peckinpah|
|award||National Film Registry|
|editor||Robert S. Eisen|
|genre||horror science fiction|
|keywords||5150 abandoned mine capgras delusion chief of police create emergency room even extraterrestrial life form fall flashback held in custody hit by a car injured kiss load los angeles mass hysteria morning pass scream suffer truck driver|
|productionCompany||Walter Wanger Productions|
|theme||extraterrestrial life film noir monster movie science fiction horror|