Killers from Space
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.
Killers from Space (a.k.a. The Man Who Saved the Earth) is a 1954 independently made American black-and-white science fiction film, produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder (brother of Billy Wilder), that stars Peter Graves, Barbara Bestar, Frank Gerstle, James Seay, and Steve Pendleton. The film originated as a commissioned screenplay from Wilder’s son Myles Wilder and their regular collaborator William Raynor.
Lee Wilder’s production company, Planet Filmplays, usually producing on a financing-for-distribution basis for United Artists, wound up making this film for RKO Radio Pictures distribution.
Peter Graves as Dr. Douglas Martin
Frank Gerstle as Dr. Curt Kruger
James Seay as Col. Banks
Steve Pendleton as FBI Agent Briggs
Barbara Bestar as Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken as Major Clift, M.D.
John Frederick as Denab and The Tala
Jack Daly as Powerhouse Supervisor
Ron Kennedy as Sentry Sergeant
Ben Welden as Tar Baby 2 Pilot
Burt Wenland as Unspecified Sergeant
Lester Dorr as Gas Station Attendant
Robert Roark as Unspecified Guard
Ruth Bennett as Miss Vincent
Mark Scott as Narrator
Roy Engel as 1st Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Coleman Francis as Power Plant Phone Operator (uncredited)