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Invasion USA

Released 1952
Distributor Columbia

Lest America become overrun with Commie hordes, this urgent warning from Al Zugsmith in the form of a mass hallucination of stock footage destruction puts us on the right path to stockpiling armaments. It’s actually lots of fun and it features both Lois Lanes from the tv Superman series in small roles.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STDrKruIz68

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.