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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

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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>

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Mandarin

Release Date:

September 1974 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Bluebook See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Last film of Dan Duryea. See more »

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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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better than it should be
23 July 2015 | by a666333See all my reviews

The budget for this movie was never going to allow it to get beyond the B level, barely at that. The cast and crew seems to have decided that despite the limitations, they were going to make an honest effort in a bad situation. They succeed in creating a movie that manages to be worth watching as a curiosity. Notable successes are some decent scientific references, the authentic Russian language, proper weapons for the Russians and Chinese and acting that is better than expected. There were some good people at work here. Inevitably, some contemporary clichés slip in (e.g. seemingly canned feminine screams, California scenery you have seen many times before) that date the film in a way that pulls it back into its B level pedigree. If you are a genuine movie buff, you'll probably like this but it is limited.


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