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Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Horror | April 1958 (USA)
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Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

George Worthing Yates (screenplay), Bert I. Gordon (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Agar ... Bob Westley
John Hoyt ... Mr. Franz
June Kenney ... Sally Reynolds (as June Kenny)
Susan Gordon ... Agnes
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... Emil
Jack Kosslyn ... Sgt. Paterson
Marlene Willis ... Laurie / Themesong Vocalist
Ken Miller Ken Miller ... Stan
Laurie Mitchell ... Georgia Lane
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Mac
June Jocelyn June Jocelyn ... Brownie Leader
Jean Moorhead Jean Moorhead ... Janet Hall
Hank Patterson ... Janitor
Hal Bogart Hal Bogart ... Special Delivery Man
Troy Patterson Troy Patterson ... Elevator Operator
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Storyline

Deranged doll-maker Mr. Franz is deathly afraid of being left alone, so he creates a machine that can shrink humans down to only a few inches tall. He soon accumulates a troupe of shrunken prisoners whom he forces to perform for him and keep him company. When he shrinks his secretary Sally and her fiance Bob, the pair decide against spending their days as pint-sized playthings and try to find a way to escape and re-enlarge themselves. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Doll dwarfs versus the crushing giant beats! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Doll See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Seattle based band Schoolyard Heroes has a song titled "Attack of the Puppet People" that appeared on their debut album "The Funeral Sciences". See more »

Goofs

The saucer of milk used to lure the cat into the lab changes position on the window sill between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Franz: Oh that. What's it look like to you?
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Connections

Featured in The Making of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

You're My Living Doll
Music by Albert Glasser and Don A. Ferris (as Don Ferris)
Lyrics by Henry Schrage
Sung by Marlene Willis
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Pure fun! An excellent 50s sci-fi classic!
6 November 1999 | by Casey-52See all my reviews

This is the only review for this film? Well I better milk it for everything it's worth! This movie is truly one of the best 50s sci-fi movies. Bert I. Gordon does it again; he really did his best work in the 50s. The story is quite simple: a dollmaker shrinks people so he can keep the people he loves close to him. The effects are above average considering the age of the film and the acting is pretty good. But what do you really look for in a 50s sci-fi movie? Special effects and monsters, of course. Now monsters aren't present (unless you count a giant cat and a giant rat), but the special effects are great! The best scene: John Agar and June Kenney are forced to be a part of a puppet show, Agar gets annoyed and beats his marionette "co-star" to a pulp!


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