‘Invaders from Mars’

Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 29, 2011

Q: I remember a 1950s movie where people would fall through a hole into grape clusters where aliens surgically implanted devices on their necks. Would you know the title?

—Lisa Gillis, Brownsville, Pa.

That sounds suspiciously like Invaders From Mars (1953), which starred freckle-faced Jimmy Hunt as a boy who discovers that aliens are taking control of the minds of the adults around him. The cast also featured Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Leif Erickson and Hillary Brooke. The sci-fi classic was created by visionary set designer and director William Cameron Menzies and is available on DVD.