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Does anyone remember this classic from 1953?

 

I was born in Newark, New Jersey in the late 1940's. I used to go to the movies [The West End Theatre] to see movies like this. The last time I saw it on tv was back in the early 1960's.

 

Channel 11, WPIX in Manhattan used to have a horror/sci-fi program that was on around 5 or 6 P.M. on every Saturday The only thing I can recall about the movie was towards the end. They are trying to kill the "thing" and a metal ladder gets magnetically stuck to a chamber wall where they were working.

 

I remember the end, but I won't spoil it for you by posting it here. It is one of the lesser known early '50's sci-fi movies.

 

Alain

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You're thinking of "Chiller Theater," which aired on WPIX on Saturday nights.

 

I've seen Magnetic Monster, but it was so long ago, I can't remember very much of it. I think there is a trailer for it on youtube.

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Chiller Theater, of course! I was a devote' of that show I can tell ya. I remember seeing "I Married A Monster From Outer Space", "Attack of the 50' Woman" and many others on that show. As a matter of fact, I believe that they used clips from both movies on the Chiller Theater intro.

 

Thanks for bring that show back to my mind again!

 

Alain

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You might want to request TCM get it and show it. I don't think it's been shown on TV in ages. I remember seeing MAGNETIC MONSTER quite a few times back in the 1960's but not since then. It's one of those early 1950's sci-fi films that seems to have disappeared when channels started going for the newer films.

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