Target Earth 1954

Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

The Cast

Richard Denning-Frank Brooks
Kathleen Crowley-Nora King
Virginia Grey-Vicki Harris
Richard Reeves-Jim Wilson
Robert Roark-Davis, the Killer
Mort Marshall-Charles Otis
Arthur Space-Lt. General Wood
Whit Bissell-Tom, Chief research scientist

The Director: Sherman A. Rose
The Writers: William Raynor, James H. Nicholson, Wyott Ordung, Paul W. Fairman
Music by: Paul Dunlap

Film Trivia

Robert Roark (who played the killer) got his part because his father, a doctor in L.A., would only invest in the film if his son was given a part. After this part Roark went on to play in many movies and eventually became a producer.
Although the production crew had no permits, the scenes showing the deserted city were filmed in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday mornings when the streets would be vacant.
Only one robot costume was constructed for this film and it was used for all robot scenes. This is why you never see more than one member of the "robot army" in a shot.
Richard Denning's character is from Detroit, which was also producer Herman Cohen's home city.
Opening credits: All characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental.