QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (five million years to earth) (1967 U.K.) D: TERENCE FISHER W: NIGEL KNEALE P: ANTHONY NELSON-KEYS
Probably the finest screen appaearance of Kneale`s Professor Quatermass character (here played by Andrew Keir), and also one of Hammer and Fisher`s best. What is believed to be a WWIII V2 rocket is discovered buried under the London underground. But further investigation leads to the discovery of bug-like aliens inside. Those familiar with Kneale`s writings will be well versed in the wild (but plausible) aliens-breeding-with-ancent-man theories that crop up. With James Donald, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover, Bryan Marshall, Peter Copley, Edwin Richfield and an excellent, exciting fnale.

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