It Came From Outer Space

1953

John Putnam and Ellen watch a great fireball going down near a mine. Both are the only ones, who believe the "thing" not to be a meteor but an alien starship. In the following days, people disappear and return, obviously being manipulated in a strange way. After a while, the sheriff becomes distrustful. He and his men enter the mine. But Putnam hopes to reach a peaceful solution and enters the starship ...

Cast:
Richard Carlson .... John Putnam
Barbara Rush .... Ellen Fields
Charles Drake .... Sheriff Matt Warren
Joe Sawyer .... Frank Daylon
Russell Johnson .... George
Kathleen Hughes .... Jane

 

Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush was born on 4 January 1927, in Denver, Colorado. She attended "the famous school of the stars" Pasadena Playhouse. Before launching her film career, she was briefly married to actor Jeffrey Hunter. Her Curvaceous hour-glass figure (Measurements: 34-22-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) was showcased in two of the most influential science fiction films of the 1950s, When Worlds Collide (1951) and It Came From Outer Space (1953). After biding her time in idiotic programmers like Prince of Pirates (1953), she emerged as an A-list leading lady at the major studios, adept at both comedy (Oh Men! Oh Women! [1957]) and drama (The Young Lions with Marlon Brando(1958). Easing into character parts in the 1960s, Rush was often cast as viper-tongued shrews, cheating wives, and abrasive alcoholics. She also surprised many of her fans by appearing as "special guest villain" Nora Clavicle on an outrageous 1968 episode of Batman, which proposed that the miniskirted policewomen of Gotham City could be cowed into submission simply by releasing mice into the community. She is mentioned in the 1974 movie"Shampoo",when hairdresser Warren Beatty says "I do Barbara Rush's hair"

Kathleen Hughes

Born Elisabeth Margaret / Betty von Gerkan) on 14 November 28 born in Hollywood, California. Her uncle is famous playwright F. Hugh Herbert. Kathleen Hughes was recruited right out of UCLA to be a seven-year contract actress at 20th Century-Fox earning $4,000 the first year. After several years of thankless bits, Kathleen signed at Universal, where she flourished in supporting parts as seductresses and mystery women. The actress was right in her element in The Glass Web (1953), in which she is murdered by jealous TV writer Edward G. Robinson, who then fashions a script based on the crime! Kathleen Hughes retired upon her marriage to producer Stanley Rubin, making a brief comeback in 1967's The President's Analyst. Her later work never made it on film, although she had scenes in "Ironweed", "Revenge" and "The Couch Trip" they were all cut out before their releases. Earlier in her career she also lost out on a starlet role in "A Ticket to Tomahawk" to none other than Marilyn Monroe.

Measurements: 38-24 ½-36 ½ (measured in 1953), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)