Film (1957). Clover/Columbia. Directed by Fred F Sears. Written by Samuel Newman, Paul Gangelin. Cast includes Morris Ankrum, Mara Corday and Jeff Morrow. 76 minutes. Black and white.
A giant bird from outer space decides to build a nest on Earth. It is conveniently protected by an Antimatter shield, so that attempts to kill it at first prove futile, but eventually the field is nullified by scientists shooting mu-mesons and all ends happily – though not of course for the bird. This is a much-loved terrible film, mainly because of the bird: quite appallingly designed, it is possibly the most laughter-provoking creature in the history of Monster Movies. [JB/PN]
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