Five Million Years to Earth

Five Million Years to Earth

Director: Roy Ward Baker, Rudolph Cartier Cast: James Donald, Andrew Keir


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Nigel Kneale's Quatermass TV series spawned a brief film series produced over an eleven-year period; 1967's Quatermass and the Pit, released in the US as Five Million Years to Earth, was the third and (until 1979's Quatermass Conclusion) last of the features. As with previous chapters in the Kneale saga, the film begins with a baffling scientific discovery. This time it's an alien ship, alive after 5,000,000 years, discovered during the excavation of a new subway line. The craft is able to cause psychic disturbances in individuals genetically connected to the machine; it also prompts them to see dead Martians as ghostly entitites nearby. In time, conclusions drawn from these events lead scientists to shocking conclusions about the origins of the human race.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1997
UPC: 0013131026535
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Donald Dr. Matthew Roney
Andrew Keir Prof. Bernard Quatermass
Barbara Shelley Barbara Judd
Julian Glover Col. Breen
Maurice Good Sgt. Cleghorn
James Culliford Cpl. Gibson
Bryan Marshall Capt. Potter
Duncan Lamont Sladden
Anthony Bushell Actor
Cec Linder Actor
Andre Morell Actor
Michael Ripper Actor
Peter Copley Howell
Edwin Richfield Minister
Grant Taylor Police Sergeant Ellis
Robert Morris Watson
Sheila Steafel Journalist
Hugh Futcher Sapper West
Hugh Morton Elderly Journalist
Thomas Heathcote Vicar
Noel Howlett Abbey Librarian
Hugh Manning Pub Customer
Keith Marsh Johnson
Bee Duffell Miss Dobson
Roger Avon Electrician
Brian Peck Technical Officer
Johnny Graham Inspector
Charles Lamb Newsvendor
June C. Ellis Blonde

Technical Credits
Roy Ward Baker Director
Rudolph Cartier Director
Bert Batt Asst. Director
Tristram Cary Score Composer
Arthur Grant Cinematographer
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
Nigel Kneale Original Story,Screenwriter
James Needs Editor
Anthony Nelson-Keys Producer
Spencer Reeve Editor
Bernard Robinson Art Director

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