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The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

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201 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "purple monster," the humanoid ...See moreA Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "purple monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster? Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Directors
Writers
Royal K. Cole (original screenplay) (as Royal Cole) | Albert DeMond (original screenplay) | Basil Dickey (original screenplay) | Lynn Perkins (original screenplay) & 2 more
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Updated Aug 3, 1945

Release date
Aug 3, 1945 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Dennis Moore
Craig Foster Craig Foster   See fewer
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Linda Stirling
Sheila Layton Sheila Layton   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
The Purple Monster The Purple Monster   See fewer
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James Craven
Dr. Cyrus Layton Dr. Cyrus Layton   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Hodge Garrett Hodge Garrett   See fewer
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Mary Moore
Marcia [Chs. 11-13] Marcia [Chs. 11-13]   See fewer
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John Davidson
Emperor of Mars [Chs. 2, 10-11] Emperor of Mars [Chs. 2, 10-11]   See fewer
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Joe Whitehead
Carl Stewart Carl Stewart   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Saunders [Chs. 3-4] Saunders [Chs. 3-4]   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Dr. Paul Meredith [Ch. 9] (as George Carleton) Dr. Paul Meredith [Ch. 9] (as George Carleton)   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Charles Mitchell [Chs. 1-2, 10] Charles Mitchell [Chs. 1-2, 10]   See fewer
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Rosemonde James
Helen / Marcia posing as Helen [Chs. 11-12] Helen / Marcia posing as Helen [Chs. 11-12]   See fewer
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Monte Hale
Dr. Harvey [Chs. 13-14] Dr. Harvey [Chs. 13-14]   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Prof. Benjamin [Ch. 11] Prof. Benjamin [Ch. 11]   See fewer
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Fred Howard
Prof. Crandall (as Frederick Howard) Prof. Crandall (as Frederick Howard)   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Tony [Ch. 7] Tony [Ch. 7]   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Andy Martin [Ch. 8] Andy Martin [Ch. 8]   See fewer
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Robert Blair
Police Inspector Evans (uncredited) Police Inspector Evans (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Radio Room Technician (uncredited) Radio Room Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chesebro
Shaw (uncredited) Shaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Daheim
Barnes (uncredited) Barnes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Graham
Baker / Curry / Ed Fletcher / Logan / Lab Thug (uncredited) Baker / Curry / Ed Fletcher / Logan / Lab Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carey Loftin
Mack (uncredited) Mack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Lyons
Clay (uncredited) Clay (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Marcelle
Narrator / Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited) Narrator / Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Lab Thug / Fritz Benham / Meers (uncredited) Lab Thug / Fritz Benham / Meers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Cop / Ambulance Driver (uncredited) Cop / Ambulance Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert J. Wilke
Dr. Harvey's Assistant (uncredited) Dr. Harvey's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Wills
Osborne / Mason (uncredited) Osborne / Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 142 votes