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The Quatermass Xperiment (UStitle The Creeping Unknown) is a 1955 British science fiction horror film from Hammer Film Productions, based on the 1953 BBC Television serial The Quatermass Experiment written by Nigel Kneale. The film was produced by Anthony Hinds, directed by Val Guest, and stars Brian Donlevy as the eponymous Profsser Quatermass. Jack Warner, Richard Wordsworth, and Margia Dean appear in supporting roles. Three astronauts are Iaunched into space aboard a rocket designed by Professor Quatermass, but the spacecraft returns to earth with only one occupant, Victor Carroon (Richard Wordswoth)
following film 1957 is an Quatermass 2.
In the countryside of London, a rocket crashes on a farm and Professor Bernard Quatermass and Scotland Yard Inspector Lormax arrive in the spot. The rocket was Ianuched by Prof. Qutermass with the astronauts Victor Carron, Greene and Reichebheim; however only Carron is found very sick in the cabin. He is transported to a private clinic to stay under observation despite the protests of his wife Mrs. Judith Carroon. She bribes a nurse to bring Carroon to her and she finds that he is transforming into a monster. Carroon escapes, killing people and animals during his metamorphosis while the Scotland Yard is hunting him down and Dr. Quatermass discovers that his process is an alien invasion.
- Brian Donlevy as Professor Qutermass
- Richard Wordsworth as Victor Carroon
- Jack Warner as Inspector Lomax
- Margia Dean as Mrs. Judith Carron
- David King-Wood as Dr. Gordon Briscoe
- Maurice Kaufmann as Marsh
- Sam Kydd as Police Station Sergeant
- Harold Lang as Christis
- Lionel Jeffries as Mr. Blake
- Toke Townley as The Chemist (uncredited)