Original 1957 Columbia Pictures theatrical trailer for “20 Million Miles to Earth.”
The iconic Chicago/Berwyn-based sci-fi/horror film host will present his big coast-to-coast broadcast premiere of “20 Million Miles to Earth” (1957), this Sat., May 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“20 Million Miles to Earth” was directed by veteran film director Nathan H. Juran. The stop-motion creature sequences were done by veteran visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, the father of “Dynamation”/”Dynarama.” The Juran-Harryhausen feature was produced by Charles H. Schneer. The screenplay was written by Robert Creighton Williams and Christopher Knopf; Williams and Knopf’s screenplay was based off Charlotte “Charlott” Knight‘s story.
Who was in “20 Million Miles to Earth” (1957)?
The players who appeared in the 1957 Juran-Harryhausen Columbia creature feature were William Hopper (as Col. Robert Calder), Joan Taylor (as Marisa Leonardo), Frank Puglia (as Dr. Leonardo), John Zaremba (as Dr. Judson Uhl), Tom Browne Henry (as Maj. Gen. A.D. McIntosh), Tito Vuolo (as Commissario Unte), Jan Arvan (as government official Signore Contino), Arthur Space (as Dr. Sharman), young Bart Braverman (as Pepe, Braverman was credited as Bart Bradley in the film), William Woodson (who was uncredited for his opening narration) and a cameo appearance by Ray Harryhausen (in an uncredited role as a man feeding an elephant).