After the first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash lands off the coast of Sicily on its return home, debris reaches the coastline where a small boy (Bart Braverman) discovers a cylinder containing a gelatinous mass. The boy sells the mass to a doctor (Frank Puglia) who discovers the mass contains a creature from Venus ..... and he's rapidly growing! Directed by Nathan Juran (7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD), the primary reason for watching this film is Ray Harryhausen's Venusian creature, a marvel that is one of his very best creations. The film itself is a rather dull concoction when the creature isn't around, the humans are a dreary bunch. I found the Venusian visitor very sympathetic. He didn't ask to be removed from his planet and taken to Earth where he's put in a cage then drugged so he can be studied and eventually hunted down and killed. With William Hopper, Joan Taylor and Thomas Browne Henry.