Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 11, 1955

This Island Earth (Universal) stays earthbound just a little too long as Scientist Rex Reason grows increasingly suspicious of a house party thrown by Jeff Morrow, an eggheaded visitor from outer space. But when Rex and his beautiful fellow scientist Faith Domergue try to escape, they are scooped into a flying saucer and whizzed off to the planet of Metaluna to help their hard-pressed host fight off some neighboring spacemen. The interplanetary war that follows has Metaluna looking like a giant pinball machine screaming "Tilt!" in seven different colors. What with dodging flaming meteors and grappling with odious mutants (half-human...

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