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Saturday Sci-Fi: Fiend Without a FACE (1958)

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fiendwithoutafaceFiend Without a Face is a 1958 independently made British black-and-white science fiction film from Amalgamated Productions, released by MGM, produced by John Croydon and Richard Gordon, and directed by Arthur Crabtree. The film stars Marshall Thompson, Kynaston Reeves, Michael Balfour and Kim Parker.

Fiend Without a Face tells the story of mysterious deaths at the hands of a mentally created invisible life form that feeds on atomic power and then steals human brains and spinal columns to use as bodies in order to multiply its numbers.

The screenplay by Herbert J. Leder was based upon Amelia Reynolds Long‘s 1930 short story “The Thought Monster”, originally published in the March 1930 issue of Weird Tales magazine.
– Via Wikipedia.

A great little film, full of pro-atomic propaganda, chauvinist attitudes, silly monsters, some great anachronistic lines like “You ever think of trying sleep, instead of Benzedrine? You know, you might like it.”

Feel free to throw rotten vegetables at it, in the comments, and enjoy!

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