Cinema: Invasion Farce

"The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming." In an isolated old house on Gloucester Island, somewhere off the New England coast, an ordinary American comedy writer (Carl Reiner) is breakfasting with his wife (Eva Marie Saint), ignoring his young son, and dreaming of his return to ulcerization. Vacation is about over, but the excitement has just begun, for some dark and menacing creatures have emerged from the surf. Even as Reiner bolts his toast, one is wheezing, squeaking and sniffling around in the garage outside.

Fortunately the thing cannot be a blob of...

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