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“Speaking of which, how do we know that this gelatinous critter wasn't sentient? Anyhow Steve McQueen starred in this flick and that's enough to put it on my list!”
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The Blob
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The Blob Directed by Irvin Yeaworth Produced by Jack H. Harris Written by Story:
Irving H. Millgate
Kay Linaker
Theodore Simonson Starring Steve McQueen
Aneta Corsaut
Earl Rowe
Olin Howland Music by Ralph Carmichael
Burt Bacharach Cinematography Thomas E. Spalding Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) USA September 12, 1958 Running time 86 min. Language English

The Blob is an independently made American horror/science-fiction film from 1958 depicting a giant amoeba-like alien that terrorizes the small community of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. It was not until star Steve McQueen became famous with the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive that the film became a hit at the drive-in theatres. Today, the film is recognized as one of the quintessential 1950s American sci-fi/horror films.

The film was Steve McQueen's debut performance, and also starred Aneta Corsaut. The film's tongue-in-cheek theme song, "Beware of the Blob" (recorded by studio group The Five Blobs), was written by Burt Bacharach and Mack David and was a nationwide hit in the U.S.

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The Blob is an amorphous creature from outer space which lands on Earth encased in a meteor. Two teenagers, Steve Andrews (McQueen) and Jane Martin (Corsaut) take a car to try to find where the ...

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Runtime: 82 minutes

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