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The place to look is Phil Hardy's "The Overlook Film Encyclopedia of
Science Fiction" (Overlook Press, 1994) or its first edition "Science
Fiction: The Film Encylopedia, v. 2" (Morrow; NY, 1984).  It has
entries for nearly every SF film in the 50s, with lots of pictures.
Jesse Kalin

On Apr 8, 2004, at 3:57 AM, david tetzlaff wrote:

> I'm trying to identify a sci-fi movie i saw as a child in the early
> 1960 at a saturday matinee. It was probably made in the 1950s. My
> memory is that it had a name simialr to 'Invaders from Mars' but it
> is not that film (Menzies, 1953). I think the plot was very similar,
> though: people transformed one by one into zombies, with some
> telltale mark, only one person recognizes it (I think also a child),
> etc. However, my memory is that this film was in black and white, had
> more naturalitic acting than 'Invaders from Mars.' and as I recall,
> the invaders were hiding out some secret process in a chemical plant
> or refinery, and near the end of the film the place blows up and
> there's a blob-like thingie or two terrorizing the humans at that
> point.
>
> So does anyone remember a movie like this? Can anyone recommend a
> source/method for trying to dig up stuff like this.
>
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