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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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Genres:

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 Nan Leslie. 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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Amazingly dull...too bad for Duryea fans.
14 September 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Bamboo Saucer" begins with an F-104 fighter jet being chased by a BADLY animated UFO. In the process, the plane crashes and the pilot is killed. Eventually, the eggheads realize that the UFO, oddly, has come from China. Hank Peters (Dan Duryea) leads a small team of agents into China to discover the craft and either destroy or capture it. Soon, however, they are shocked to come upon a group of Russians (complete, of course, with a hot lady) there to do the same and they work together.

The film marks a milestone for Dan Duryea. While he was very prolific in films, he died soon after the movie was made...and he was only 61. And, even sadder is that this wonderful character actor chose to be in this dull movie. In addition, the UFO effects were horrible...even by 1968 standards. Compare, for instance, the crappy look of the film to "2001" which came out the following year. While I am not a fan of "2001", it was technically gorgeous and a huge step ahead in special effects. Overall, a film that is very skippable with little to offer for most viewers.


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