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20 Million Miles to Earth is a 1957 American science fiction giant monster film written by Bob Williams and Christopher Knopf from an original treatment by Charlott Knight.

The film was produced by Charles H. Schneer's Morningside Productions for Columbia Pictures and directed by Nathan H. Juran.

As with several other Schneer-Columbia collaborations, it was developed to showcase the stop-motion animation talents of Ray Harryhausen. Wikipedia

Initial release: June, 1957
Awards: None

20 Million Miles to Earth 1957
20 Million Miles to Earth 1957

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Starring: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Henry

Director: Nathan Juran

Writers: Robert Creighton Williams Christopher Knopf

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Description: The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village.

The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome forcing the military to take drastic action.

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