X: The Unknown Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

X: The Unknown

X the Unknown is a well-crafted imitation of the Quatermass British sci-fi pictures of the 1950s. A group of soldiers on maneuvers in Scotland stumble across a gravel pit which emanates an unusual amount of radiation. Several deaths occur before the radioactive material is mysteriously stolen. Researcher Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger) speculates that the thief is some sort of inhuman monstrosity dwelling at the Earth’s core. He points out that past radioactive disturbances have been occurring at 50-year intervals, each followed by sudden deaths and the disappearance of the material. Royston suggests that the unknown monster has been resuscitated by humankind’s recent atomic experiments. Sure enough, the monster manifests itself as a huge slab of glowing radioactive mud (laugh now if you must — you won’t laugh when you see it). X the Unknown works well within its limited budget; unfortunately, many TV prints have been truncated, robbing some of the best horrific moments of their full impact. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Release date: Nov 5, 1956
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Genre: Classics,Horror,Mystery & Suspense,Science Fiction & Fantasy

X: The Unknown Caste and Crew
Director: Joseph Losey,Leslie Norman
writer: Jimmy Sangster
Dean Jagger,Edward Chapman,Leo McKern,Anthony Newley,Jameson Clark,Marianne Brauns,William Lucas,John Harvey,Peter Hammond,Michael Ripper,Kenneth Cope,Edwin Richfield,Jane Aird,Michael Brooke Jr,Frazer Hines,Neil Hallett,Norman Macowan,Neil Wilson,John Stone,Archie Duncan,Edward Judd,Ian MacNaughton,Michael Brook