THE MAN FROM PLANET X
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?”