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The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

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Frank Telford

Writers:

Frank Telford (screenplay), Alford Van Ronkel (story) (as Rip Von Ronkel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan Duryea ... Hank Peters
John Ericson ... Fred Norwood
Lois Nettleton ... Anna Karachev
Bob Hastings ... Garson
Vincent Beck ... Zagorsky
Bernard Fox ... Ephram
Robert Dane Robert Dane ... Miller
Rico Cattani Rico Cattani ... Dubovsky
James Hong ... Archibald
Bartlett Robinson ... Rhodes
Nick Katurich Nick Katurich ... Gadyakoff
William Mims William Mims ... Vetry (as Bill Mims)
Nan Leslie ... Dorothy Vetry
Andy Romano ... Blanchard
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A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into space. Written by <dnedrow@csi.compuserve.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"IT LANDED HERE...IN RED CHINA!" These words trigger the most incredible life-and-death struggle between RUSSIA and the UNITED STATES...who would be first to find this fantastic machine from outer space and unlock its awesome secrets! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Mandarin

Release Date:

September 1974 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Bluebook See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Last film of Nan Leslie. See more »

Quotes

Hank Peters: As much as we'd like to shoot each other, we can't afford the racket. So now what?
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The Wako Kid in charge
25 January 2012 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

It's always a treat to watch Dan Duryea. He just made everything look like fun. The former Western bad guy plays an authority figure here, but does so with the same lust and zip that gives a charge to an otherwise dull script.

The situation is "cold war" intrigue, with Russians and Americans teaming together to find a downed flying saucer guarded by the Red Chinese.

The characters are actually fairly credible for the times. If the film was made today, I doubt a writer would be able to sell "time credible" characters to the ignorant masses, particularly the masses too ignorant to realize they are ignorant.

However, it is sort of routine. It looks like a sort of "make believe story" you and your friends would play with as adolescents.

Still, the actors, particularly Duryea, help make this enjoyable enough to sit through. I could sit through it, and with my attention deficit disorder, that says a lot. Fairly well paced. Nothing to brag about, nothing to be ashamed about.


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