The 1953 classic Universal sci-fi masterpiece was directed by veteran studio director Jack Arnold. Arnold’s other legendaryl classic Universal monster and sci-fi masterpieces include “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (1954), “Revenge of the Creature” (1955), “Tarantula” (1955), “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Monster on the Campus” (1958). Veteran actor-turned-producer William Alland produced Arnold’s 1953 Universal sci-fi classic masterpiece. This marked one of the first feature film production collaborations between Alland and Arnold, according to Jeff Stafford’s article on “It Came From Outer Space” (1953) for Turner Classic Movies’ website. The story was written by veteran sci-fi writer/author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury also wrote the Saturday Evening Post short story “The Fog Horn,” which inspired Ray Harryhausen and Eugene Lourie’s Warner Bros. Dynamation creature classic masterpiece; “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” (1953). Bradbury’s story treatment for “It Came From Outer Space” was adapted for the silver screen by veteran screenwriter Harry Essex.
This will mark Sven’s fourth big broadcast of Jack Arnold’s 1953 Universal classic sci-fi masterpiece on Me-TV. Sven previously showcased “It Came From Outer Space” back in May 2014, Oct. 2015 and Sept. 2017.
Who was in Jack Arnold’s Universal production of “It Came from Outer Space” (1953)?
The players who appeared “It Came From Outer Space” (1953) were Richard Carlson (as Jack Putnam; Carlson also appeared in Arnold’s 1954 classic Universal monster masterpiece, “Creature From the Black Lagoon” with Julie Adams, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman and Richard Denning), Barbara Rush (as Ellen Fields, Rush previously appeared in the 1951 George Pal–Rudolph Maté–Paramount classic sci-fi/thriller masterpiece; “When Worlds Collide”), Russell Johnson (as George, Johnson later appeared in Joseph M. Newman’s 1955 Universal sci-fi classic masterpiece; “This Island Earth” with Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason; Johnson went onto greater fame in Sherwood Schwartz’s hit 1964-67 United Artists/CBS TV sitcom with Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Dawn Wells, Tina Louise, Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer; “Gilligan’s Island”), Charles Drake (as Sheriff Matt Warren), Kathleen Hughes (as June), Joseph Sawyer (as Frank Daylon) and Alan Dexter (in an uncredited role as Dave Loring).