“The Flying Saucer” is a science fiction film released in 1950. The movie tells the story of a group of people who witness the crash landing of a flying saucer in the wilderness of Montana.
As news of the crash spreads, various groups become interested in the saucer, including the military, foreign spies, and a group of scientists. The protagonist, a news reporter named Martin, becomes embroiled in the investigation and sets out to uncover the truth behind the mysterious craft.
Through his investigation, Martin learns that the flying saucer is actually a Soviet secret weapon, developed by a rogue scientist who plans to use it to attack the United States. With the help of a group of patriotic Americans, Martin is able to stop the scientist and prevent the attack.
“The Flying Saucer” was one of the first science fiction films to depict an alien invasion of Earth, and it was also notable for its political subtext. At the time of its release, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were high, and the movie played on fears of communist infiltration and espionage.
While the film’s special effects and production values are somewhat dated by modern standards, it remains an interesting historical artifact of the early science fiction genre.
Mikel Conrad, Howard Irving Young
Mikel Conrad, Pat Garrison, Hantz von Teuffen