“It’s a wall made out of glass — it’s the screwiest thing I ever saw!”
A man (Michael Cole) and his pregnant wife (Deborah Walley) ask their pilot (Johnny Desmond) to make an emergency landing in a strange town, where the inhabitants act like zombies. Soon they realize that they are trapped inside a glass bubble, and must find a way to get out.
- Arch Oboler Films
- Mind Control and Hypnosis
- Science Fiction
Response to Peary’s Review:
It’s not clear why Peary includes this tedious film in his GFTFF, given that he acknowledges its “weak acting and lackluster production”, notes (appropriately) that the “characters seem to just wander about… as if they were waiting for someone to finish the script”, points out that it’s “full of bad conversation that’s meant to be profound” (“Are we really here? Or is it some kind of a crazy dream?”):
… laments that it’s “much too long, even in [its] shortened version”, and labels the ending “unsatisfying”. In addition, because the movie was filmed in 3-D, it’s full of contrived, laughable shots of objects floating in the air, and characters pushing items out towards the camera. In short, writer/director Arch Oboler takes a reasonably interesting premise, and somehow fails to generate any drama at all.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
No. While it holds some historical interest for its gimmicky use of “stereoscopy” (i.e., 3-D cinematography), this film is simply too tedious to recommend.