The Space Children

Synopsis: A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jack Arnold
Production: Paramount Pictures
69 min

back as soon as you can?

Sure, I will.


I'm Frieda Johnson.

I live in the next trailer.

Oh, I'm Anne Brewster.

How do you do?

We just arrived.

Everything certainly is strange

and different here.

I know just how you feel.

I thought I'd die

the first few weeks

Away from my folks

and friends.

It's the feeling

of living so close

To the end of the world,


After a while

you don't think of it like that.

Do you have any children?


Two boys.

They're on the beach somewhere.

How old are they?

12 and 10.

Oh, that'll be great

for Eadie. She's 11.

Well, I'd better

get my laundry on the line.

Oh, by the way,

we're having a weenie roast

Out here tonight.

Why don't you come?

It's really for the kids.

That'll be very nice.

Thank you so much.

Good. Then we'll see you later.


Here, catch!

Just a minute.

Come on, run.

Hey, Bud, come here.

Gee, Bud.

I bet it's a real cave.


Gee, do you think

we discovered this cave?


What a day. First that thing

in the sky and now this place.

Are you scared

of what you saw?



Do you think

it'll come back?

I hope so.

So do I.

You bet.

Then we can show it to Dad

And prove

we weren't making things up.

Kind of spooky, huh?

Yeah. It's awful

dark back there.

Maybe it leads

to another cave.

You better stay here, Ken.


You scared me.



So you found our cave.

We didn't know anyone

knew about it.

We have

secret club meetings here.

My name's Eadie Johnson.

I saw you move in

next door to us.

Who are you?

I'm Bud Brewster.

This is my kid brother, Ken.


This is Buster, Tim,

George, and Helen.


Your father

going to work here?

Yeah. He's what you call

a technician.

He knows everything about orbits

and satellites and hydrogen

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Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (August 17, 1907, Brooklyn – April 25, 1980) was a film screenwriter. He wrote for over twenty films and television series including Phantom Lady (1944), The Dark Corner (screenplay based on the Cornell Woolrich novel, 1946), Caged (1950), Macao (1952), and The Twilight Zone episode "From Agnes - with Love". He is the father of Maurice "Reese" Schoenfeld, the co-founder of CNN. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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