Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

TCM | 8:00 pm

Early stop-motion special visual effects by movie wizard Ray Harryhausen enhance this 1956 sci-fi thriller that was inspired by a non-fiction bestselling book about UFOS, "Flying Saucers From Outer Space." Hugh Marlowe ("All About Eve") and Joan Taylor star as newlyweds working on Project Skyhook, a U.S. space program, when they have a UFO sighting of their own. The movie airs tonight with other similarly themed films in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, N.M.