The Man From Planet X is a 1951 science fiction film.
It was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer who had directed the very first Bela Lugosi/Boris Karloff teamup picture The Black Cat in 1934.
An alien visitor arrives at an observatory on the moors of Scotland. An ostensibly friendly alien acts as an advance scout to lead his civilization from its dying planet, to Earth. His advanced civilization was able to alter its planet's course to intersect with the Earth, "through scientific degravitation" yet for some reason, was unable to keep it from freezing in its original orbit, and seemed incapable of designing a practical spacesuit. For some other unexplained reason, the fate of his entire race is entrusted to this single scout.
The film went into production on 13 December 1950 at Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, California and wrapped principal photography six days later. To save money, the film was shot on sets for the 1948 Ingrid Bergman film Joan of Arc, using fog to change...