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DVD Review: DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS Is A 1950s B-Movie - Movies In Focus
There’s something incredibly heart-warming about old science fiction movies. An earnestness runs through them; they’re played so po-faced and so straight that you’d almost believe you were watching something of real nutritional cinematic value. Devil Girl From Mars is such a film. This 1954 British B-movie takes itself so seriously that you have to wonder if the cast ever realised how ludicrous the film really is. Devil Girl From Mars sees a disparate group coming together to stave off an alien attack, with the action taking place in a quiet country inn deep in the Highlands of Scotland. The characters include the old couple who run the inn along with their grandson, a young barmaid, a visiting model, an escaped convict, an astronomer and a reporter converging just as a Martian flying saucer lands in the mountainous wilds. The saucer contains Nyah, the film’s titular mini-skirt rocking Devil Girl. The reason for her mission is simple – to find men to help increase the declining Martian population. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! Nyah’s mission hit a snag following a spaceship malfunction – she meant to land in London where there’s a bountiful supply of men [...]