Attack of the Puppet People

Attack of the Puppet People

Director: Bert I. Gordon Cast: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney

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Attack of the Puppet People is one of the few "mad scientist" opuses of the 1950s to be motivated by loneliness rather than megalomania. John Hoyt plays Franz, a seedy European doll-maker who harbors a crush on his secretary Sally (June Kenney). When Sally makes plans to marry Franz' top employee Bob (John Agar), strange things begin to happen. Before long, both Bob and Sally have been shrunken to doll-size by Franz, who keeps a retinue of living "puppet people" to avoid being left alone. Eventually, the little ones rebel against their addlepated but basically harmless keeper, though there's never any "attack" per se. Most of the acting is amateurish, with the exception of the always reliable John Hoyt; the special effects are somewhat better, but still nothing to write home about.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2014
UPC: 0883904303756
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 58,888

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Agar Bob Westley
John Hoyt Mr. Franz
June Kenney Solly Reynolds
Michael Mark Emil
Jack Kosslyn Sgt. Paterson
Kenny Miller Stan
Mark Lowell Salesman
Laurie Mitchell Georgia
Scott Peters Mac
Susan Gordon Agnes
June Jocelyn Brownie Leader
Jean Moorhead Janet
Hank Patterson Doorman
Hal Bogart Mailman
Troy Patterson Elevator Operator
Bill Giorgio Janitor

Technical Credits
Bert I. Gordon Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Albert Glasser Score Composer
Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer
Ronald Sinclair Editor
George Worthing Yates Screenwriter

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