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re­leased OUT NOW! 1951 | PG | dVd

There’s plenty to scoff at in this B-movie, in which an alien re­sem­bling a bloke in a pa­pier mâché Vic­tor Mel­drew mask vis­its Orkney – chief among them the dire ac­cents.

But there are points of in­ter­est too: threat­ened by a sci­en­tist to gain his se­crets, the vis­i­tor seems more sinned against than sin­ning. And di­rec­tor Edgar G Ulmer con­jures a gloomy gothic at­mos­phere on fog-shrouded sets re­cy­cled from 1948’s Joan Of Arc.

Ex­tras Trailer. Ian Berri­man

“10p for a cuppa tea, guv?”

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