Sounds like a jet, doesn't it? That's not jet.
What is it? Down! Get down.
Get inside, inside!
I'm alright, Dad.
We saw it coming out of the sky, it was brilliant...
You two stay over there, and keep watch from the windows!
It's probably a meteor, isn't it?
I hope that's what it is.
Dad, don't go out there!
You stay here, lad. Please, dad, don't go out!
Hang on now! Is the telephone still on! Call the police.
Will you all please return to your homes.
You're only hampering operations by crowding the streets.
Please return to your homes.
Please get back out of the road, on to the pavement please.
Come along now, please. Please return to your homes.
People in here. Right back please.
You'll be alright. They'll take care of you.
Okay George, let's have a look at you.
Oh, don't you start fussing too. I've got singed, that's all.
It's still too hot to put water on.
It could do with another pump.
It should be heavily green now.
What's all this about, chief?
It could be practically anything.
The object was first sighted at about 9:15 this evening.
And its approach was widely observed over the southern counties.
A statement just issued by the home office, stresses that there is no general danger.
Members of the public however are warned to stay away from the area.
I will repeat that.
The Home Office stresses that there is no immediate danger.
Do you realize what you'll have to face if this turns out to be a disaster, Quatermass.
How much further? 150 miles, sir.
Quatermass, I'm talking to you!
For the last 20 miles I've been painfully aware of that.
Well that answered that. How did it happen? What went wrong?
For the first time in the history of the world, man has sent a rocket 1500 miles into space.
You can't expect such an experiment to be perfect.
Well, you must have had some ideas.
I'm a scientist, not a fortune-teller who predicts what will happen.
Well you had instrument, radio contact. We lost it for over 57 hours. sir.
Poor old Glooseman don't even know how far it's been.
It had no further contact even when it return to the orbit.
Yet you brought it down by your own control.
Well, that's something to tell your ministry.
Create a mess, set it up and he brought it back.
Please! Oh, please.
Couldn't you pick some other time for this.
I'm sorry, Mrs. Carroon.
I happened to be concerned with the Ministry of Defense.
And I'm not a civil servant, I'm a doctor.
And I happened to be concerned with 3 men. The 3 men who are in that rocket.
Oakley, Green, this is it?
Certainly no secret.
Sorry, no one's allowed past this point.
Ministry of Defense.
Oh, yes, sir. Alright there, open up.
Sorry Miss, you will have to keep back.
Hey, you have to get back, please!
Hi Ike, chasing the girls again.
Aye, you'd think it bank holiday the way they come flocking out.
I'd like to flock home.
You stay put, my lad, until that thing cools off.
Or blows up.
Now don't start that story going around. I said it's not a bomb.
So why can't we put water on it? Listen, Charlie. We've had instructions.
Don't ask me why because I didn't tell us.
Hey, hey. Just a minute!
Mr Blake, Ministry of Defense! I'll get the inspector.
Try and get through to them Marsh. Right, sir.
Get the temperature reading.
Why don't you go and wait in the car, Judith?
It looks exactly the same.
Yet it's been, who knows how far.
There isn't a word.
Hello Q-1, hello.
Q-1, Q-1, This is Marsh.
Hello Carroon, Green, Reichenheim.
You receive me? Over.
Mr. Blake? I'm Quatermass.
I'll be in charge from here on inspector.
Can't say I'm sorry about that. What's the next move?
We can't do anything right now. Not until that cools off.
How long left is that? I would say 3 or 4 hours at least.
Q-1, Q-1, this is Marsh.
Can you hear me? Over.
You keeping them there for four hours?
I suppose you'd like me to open it up right now, huh?
One blast of air in against that heat will incinerate them.
Sir, reporters have arrived. They'd like some facts.
They'll get some later. They'll get some now. Bring them on Major.
Don't you think we ought to find out a few more ourselves first?
Bring them on, Major.
Are you hearing me Q-1? Are you hearing me?
This is Marsh calling Q-1. Q-1, over.
You know, if I ever gave them all the facts, you'd find one or two of them difficult to explain.
Don't try and drag me through the mud, Blake, you might splash a little bit on yourself, you and your committee.
You deliberately launched that rocket without waiting for official sanction.
If the whole world waited for official sanction, it would be standing still. You took too long.
I made my own decision. To gamble with 3 men's lives!
Every experiment is a gamble. The unknown is always a risk.
They should know that. Did she know that?
That woman over there waiting, hoping and praying?
It dropped another 100 degrees since we arrived.
We still got a long way to go.
Let's hope that insulation lining doesn't crack up.
Yes, let's hope it didn't.
Because if it did, Quatermass and those 3 men in there are dead...
Dead or alive they'll be heroes.
Let me tell you something, Blake.
They'll fire the imagination so that there'll be a 100 men begging for the same privilege when we launch the second rocket.
You can't stop it now. You mean I can't stop you now.
This is Marsh calling Q-1.
Do you hear me? Over.
There's nothing, sir.
Nothing Quatermass. You know what you've done.
I launched it and I brought it back, that's quite an achievement, I think.
And those 3 men ... Quiet!
What is it, Marsh? Something came through.
Pull up. Brian pull up.
The tapping coming from inside.
By the hull, near the transmitter.
Green, Reichenheim, Carroon. This is Quatermass.
We can hear you, can you hear us?
Q-1, Q-1, can you hear me?
You've landed in England.
We are here not 50 yards from you. Are you all right? Over.
Tapping has stopped.
We can't wait. We've got to get them out of there now.
Bring me the fire chief. Right away. sir.
Set the remote control. Are you mad?
Do you know what will happen if we have no rocket door now?
We've got to take that risk. We know one of them is alive in there.
In an hour, he may not be.
But you said that would incinerate them. You can't do a thing like that!
Don't tell me what I can do, what I can't do.
That shell temperature is still 300 degrees.
Alright. What would you suggest?
Wait till it's absolutely safe and then bring him out dead?
Door control set, sir. Hold it.
Where's that fire chief?
Get an ambulance move in.
You want me, sir?
Yes. Round up every man and piece of machinery you've got.
Move it in there as close as possible.
We're gonna open the rocket door from here by remote control.
When the door opens, when I give you the signal.
I want every hose turned full force around that entrance.
Now you got it?
Oh, that thing's still as hot as the base, I don't know.
If you start pumping water ...
Don't argue with me. I know what I'm doing.
I hope so, sir.
I want this whole field cleared.
When they come out of the rocket, I want absolutely no one on the field.
Do you understand? No one.
Don't worry, sir.
There's someone alive in there. We don't know what condition they'll be.
So you better get everything out. Oxygen, morphine, glucose ...
Well, now it's up to you.
Keep your eye on me. I'll give you the signal.
All set? Set, sir.
Start it up.
Let me know when you're minus 10 the pressure.
Minus ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two One Zero.
Turn off the water.
It's Mr Carroon. Victor!
Victor, darling! Get them into the ambulance!
What about the others? Darling.
What happened son?
The access chamber, there's more inside.
Quick, the manual control.
Where are the others?
This thing works?
It's free, sir.
They are not there. Not there. What do you mean not there?
I mean they're not in the rocket, either one of them.
Oh, that's impossible. They must be! He's right, sir. They're gone.
The pressure suits? Empty.
Still linked. Helmets are still attached but they're empty.
How the hell could they possibly have gone out?
If I knew that I wouldn't be wasting my time trying to find out.
Go bring the camera down.
Do you think the door opened and they were swept away?
If the door had opened it'd be registered here.
No, that door has not been opened, till now.
What are you just trying to tell me?
I'm not trying to tell you anything.
Let the camera do that.
I'm afraid the camera can't tell us anything.
Are they all right?
Something happened. They're not there.
Where is Green?
What happened? Please, not now.
He is in no condition to talk.
He's in truth still in a state of shock! He must be treated.
He's got to talk first. He's got to tell me what happened!
What is it Victor? What is it?
He said "help me".
That's all he said.
SPACE ROCKET : SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT SUCCESSFUL ROCKET LANDS AT NIGHT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE WHY THE SECRECY?
QUATERMASS: NO TO A POLICE INVESTIGATION METROPOLITAN POLICE FORENSIC LABORATORY
You get it? Yes, sir.
Alright, so he's just making any ... but he got a lump state with the wife.
Any special reason?
Uh huh, my favourite day of the month.
Payday. Oh, I'm a big man on payday.
See the papers? Quatermass?
Still to get up for the police.
How dare he take fingerprints from a sick man?
There's nothing else they could do?
He couldn't talk, couldn't answer any questions.
Thought it would be might as well get his prints.
You never know.
No, you never know.
He's a weird one, alright.
Skin it ... just like shaking hands with a piece of ice.
Sergeant, that's no way to talk about a public hero.
A Mr Quatermass to see you, sir.
Well, speaking of public heroes.
Alright, bring him in.. Yes, sir.
This is what's known as penetrating into enemy territory.
Inspector Lomax. I'm Lomax.
This is Sergeant Best. Won't you sit down?
I'll come direct to the point, Inspector.
I will not have your men coming into my research center and treating Victor Carroon as though he were a pathological criminal.
No, he ... He's a sick man, Inspector.
He's been through an ordeal that very few man could survive.
Two men didn't survive it, did they Mr Quatermass?
What exactly do you mean by that?
I wish you'd sit down.
If I sit and you stand, I'm being rude. I'm longing to sit down.
You see, Mr Quatermass, I'm an old-fashion sort of chap.
I don't know much about rockets or travelling in space.
I don't read science fiction, I'm a plain simple bible man.
I have a routine mind, and I have to do routine things.
Such as fingerprinting an unconscious man.
When 3 men take off in a rocket and only one comes back in our reckoning that leaves minus 2.
And minus 2 puts us in an embarrassing position having to investigate plus 1.
Now whether he is conscious, unconscious or a gibbering idiot.
Fine. I guess that can save you a lot of time, Inspector with your so called investigation.
I have here, the particulars on all 3 members of the crew.
Charles Green, Ludwig Reichenheim, Victor Carroon.
You'll find everything there, Inspector. Medical histories, personal descriptions, academic achievements, professional activities, politics and even fingerprints.
Well, that is very thoughtful of you.
There is only one investigation likely to serve any good purpose in this situation, Inspector.
That's the scientific one.
I'm sure even you will agree, that between us, I am the best qualified for that assignment.
Good day, Inspector, Sergeant.
Well, we might all well say we've been given a ride.
It's absolutely unbelievable.
It just isn't clinically possible that his heart should just pump like this.
Pulse, blood pressure the same. Impossibly low.
He shouldn't be alive but he is.
Can't you do something to increase the metabolic rate?
Tried everything. No effect.
I never knew pressure effects to last this long.
Well, these aren't just pressure effects.
Take a look at his face, take a look at the skin.
Anyway, here on the shoulder.
Yes, and that's not all either.
Look at the contour of the face.
You mean the bone structure?
Yes, it could be rather limp, but not about the shape of the bones.
There's been a change, I'm convinced of that.
Is he any better?
He's coming along fine.
If only he'd say something.
Give us a sign that he's thinking, that he knows we're here.
He knows, Judith. He knows we're trying to help him.
What is happening to him?
Well, that's what we're trying to find out.
Shouldn't he be in a hospital?
That's exactly where he should be. Briscoe!
I can't take this responsibility any longer.
I haven't got the proper equipment here to do the right tests.
He belongs in a hospital.
Well, I suppose you're right.
I suppose you're both right. He does belong in a hospital.
But can a hospital do more than you can do?
Would a hospital know what goes on out there in space?
On the other side of the earth, it's a whole new would out there.
A wilderness, uncharted.
And he's been there and come back.
He's got the map.
Unlock his mind for me, Briscoe, and find it. I know you can do it.
It isn't just the ...
I know the strain and tension you've been under.
But to stop now, when we're so close. On the brink of something tremendous.
The very fringe of some great discovery.
We can't stop now, Briscoe.
Besides, it's our only chance to learn what happened to the others.
At the hospital you have almost ...
Does the hospital know how to deal with a man who's been exposed to rocket radiation?
It is that she knows that ... Or the effects of pressure at 1500 miles up?
During flight training it took 7 times the force of gravity without even a headache.
We know that. But would a hospital know it?
Well, I'll try another transfusion, see if that will help.
You'll stay with him, won't you Judith?
He needs you.
I am going to move him into the office. We can make him more comfortable in there.
Would you help me, please? Of course.
Thank you for all you're doing, Gordon.
Aye, I only wish I could do more.
The solution is elementary, my dear Inspector.
Victor Carroon killed the two men, removed their pressure suits, pushed their bodies out into space and then linked the suits together again.
Now, what do you want? Two things.
Number 1, I want to return these files. Green, Reichenheim, Carroon.
Very interesting. Carroon ... Number 2?
Well, I want you to give me your solemn word...
Well Inspector, I'm a very busy man.
Now look sir, nobody ever wins a cold war.
One of us must come over to the other side.
You don't want to come over to mine. I'm not proud, I'll come over to yours.
Solemn word about what?
That these were Carroon's fingerprints.
Of course they were. Everybody in ... gets fingerprinted.
What are you getting at?
Ahh, to be quite honest, I don't quite know, sir.
Nothing unusual about these.
These are the fingerprints we took off Carroon last night.
What about them?
Is this a joke? This is no joke, sir.
The man who took those had his training in the fingerprint section, second nature to him.
But these prints aren't even ... human.
You found what?
I'll be right there.
Well, wherever you're going, I might as well keep you company, mightn't I?
Thank you. Very nice of you.
Mr Lionel has checked the specification of the wiring.
Can you get at it?
It's right in a crevice.
Hand me the samples spoon in that box.
Any more of it?
Yes sir, lots.
On the left, by the rivet there.
Mind if we have a sample for our people?
Sure, we'll give you a sample.
Briscoe, what do you think it is?
I do not know a thing, I'm not sure.
I've been in this thing all night.
I smell there's such thing around the whole town.
Can I have that lamp?
You got the same bright thoughts that I have?
Something happened in here.
Something beyond our understanding at the moment.
If I only knew where to begin.
Maybe the film will help? Film?
Guess the lab should have developed it by now.
I thought you told me the camera was smashed.
It was rather damaged but I managed to get the film out.
Why didn't you tell me?
The lab said they didn't know if they could develop it or not.
They've got to develop it.
You get right down to that laboratory and tell them they've got to develop that film!
Yes, sir. And I'll have no delays or excuses!
Tell them to get the best process man in the company!
Tell them to get anybody they want, but I've got to have that film.
This is one frankly I don't want to miss.
It's harmless, it's organic, it's jelly.
End of analysis.
No definite identification?
It might conceivably represent the dead remnants of cell tissue.
What sort of cell tissue? Could be animal, could be human.
Human? Could have been.
Do you know what you're saying? I know what I'm thinking.
Are you sure it's not some sort of plant cell?
You mean to say that you're asking me to believe that that is the remains of two human beings?
I'm not asking you to believe anything.
You asked a question, I answered it.
Does she know?
No, it's the best sleep she's had in nights.
What about the police analyst? What do they say?
No report through yet.
But I don't doubt it will be the same.
It's almost beyond human understanding.
Some fantastic invisible force ... converted two men into ... jelly.
Is that the slide? That's the slide.
I'm about to call it a day, Quatermass.
Beyond this I'm a ... Gordon!
Alright, get him up.
No, wait a minute.
His hand, another change.
Get him back to bed.
Look what's happening to his skin in just the last few moments.
I'll go and get him a sedative.
You've done it to him.
He'd been better off if he'd been killed and stayed out there.
You've destroyed him like you destroyed everything else you've touched.
Destroyed him? I've brought him back, I've saved him!
Saved him for what? For further experiments?
I can help him more than you or anyone else can.
There's no room for personal feelings in science, Judith.
Some of us have a mission.
You should be very proud to have a husband who's willing to risk his life for the betterment of the whole world.
What world? Your world? The world of Quatermass!
I have sent for an ambulance.
He's going to the Central Clinic.
Send them to the clinic.
But I want them to have complete isolation, you understand.
Complete isolation. No one is to see them.
No one, until I say so.
We've tried three different grade of stock, developed each one to its higher gamma as possible and still it's made no difference.
Look at this. It's grainy and dark. All I want is a print!
Well, we don't like any print that isn't up to standard.
Is there a picture of it?
Oh, there's a picture alright. But you can see how dull and grainy ...
I don't care how dull and grainy it is. I must have this now.
It could be altitude, or an extreme change of temperature, or penetration of cosmic rays.
Fine, fine. I'll tell him that.
Well, I don't know what the old man will say.
Listen, you tell your old man that our old man says if he didn't get this print he'd dynamite the building.
I can't tell the Ministry this. They'll think I lost my senses.
That's exactly why you must tell them nothing.
Now you see why I must have absolute authority to isolate Carroon.
But every newspaper in town has got a story on him being admitted into the clinic.
They'll want to know why and what's happened to him on what's happened to the others.
Alright, do you want to tell him? But not telling them won't stop the panic.
What they don't know won't start a panic.
Inspector, what about the police analysis? The same, Mr Blake.
Well, what's the next move?
Oh, we've agreed to isolation. There isn't anything we can do until we know more.
The film is ready.
See that Marsh, it works! Yes, sir.
What works? Automatic prism.
It touch on the panel reading.
What? Is that all?
Once in the observation zone, the camera's geared to cut out at regular intervals.
This will be at 0.160.
That must be where we lost them.
What the hell could have happened?
Look at that fantastic temperature drop.
Run it again.
He's in surgery.
But I'll get word to him as soon as possible.
Yes, what's the name, please?
That's two T's?
Yes, I'll see that he gets it.
Sorry, miss, the visiting hours are over.
I just wanted to know how my husband is.
I'll try and find out for you, miss.
What would the name be? Carroon, Victor Carroon.
Oh. He's alright, isn't he?
Mrs Carroon, I wish I could let you go up, but we have strict orders about your husband. All I want to know is how is he?
Is there any change?
Just a minute.
Listen, how is 4B?
I know about the orders, but I only want you to think out loud.
Thank you, Mabel. Thank you.
Still about the same, Mrs Carroon, no change but no worse.
If I could see him, just for a few minutes.
I should be shot at dawn.
But don't you worry. He's in good hands. They don't leave him alone, do they?
Ooh, not for a moment.
Tucker, his night nurse is with him now and Perkins comes on in about half an hour.
The fella is good as any doctor. Could I wait for the night nurse when he comes off duty.
If only to talk to someone who has been with him. Please.
Tucker comes off in about half an hour.
He usually dips out through the staff entrance.
Turn left through the doors and it's on the right.
Thank you. Wait for him outside.
And if the ask me, I never told you nothing.
There's only the nurse with him. His name's Tucker.
His name? You mean I got to plan for the "he"?
Please hurry. You've only got half and hour before the relief nurse comes on duty.
Another one in pants? His name's Perkins.
Have you got any money?
Cash before delivery, it always gives me more confidence.
Especially when I'm investigating is this type ...
Room 4B. 4B.
Give me 15 minutes.
I'll put him in the lift and standing by. Then he's all yours.
I never saw you in my ... Please hurry. He's very sick.
Don't worry I'll murder him like a baby.
You've got to get it.
Relax lady, you're shaking the building.
Good evening. Yes.
Evening. I'm from casualty. Perkins is sick.
They sent me to take over his night shift.
Fine, I don't know in two hours, but you're not until for another half hour!
Who cares? Night shift is night shift. What's a half an hour you got there.
You know you go to heaven for this.
With our rate of pay, we should get some fun out of life.
What's his trouble? Doesn't seem to know.
He's the star patient. He just lies and stares.
Never opens his mouth. But if he does, press that bell and quick.
Well, happy nightmare.
Any special instructions? It's all on the chart.
News my friend.
Your wife is waiting for you downstairs.
I'm the man who's gonna get you out of here.
Does that make you happy?
It does. Good!
Now we don't have too much time, so up we get.
What time are you off? Ask him whether he's going to live or not.
Operating? About three and a half hours at least.
You too? Me too.
Chinese restaurants open until midnight.
Take your vote.
Beautiful sweet and sour pork, roast duck, fried shrimps. You talked us into it.
Here we are, now the jacket.
That's a good boy.
Can't meet the lady looking sloppy.
You know it's funny, wives usually employ me to get them away from their husbands.
Oh, you're a sad one!
Well, to each his own.
Hey, steady, steady.
Now you stay here while Christie goes and get the lift. Won't be a minute.
Hey, come on, hurry.
That's the boy. Christie's got you.
What have you got there?
What are you hiding?
What is it?
Oh Victor, darling.
I've got the car outside.
Please try and be quick.
You can make it dear.
Everything's going to be alright, Victor.
I'll get you the best treatment, the finest doctors.
I'll get you well and strong.
We'll make a new life for ourselves.
Away from all this.
Away from him.
Our life will be our own.
Would you like one?
Victor, I ...
Are you in pain?
Well, this is one case I don't think we'll find listed in forensic medicine.
It looks as though the life was drawn right out of him.
Have the body examined by a head pathologist.
I'd like a report as soon as possible.
The headlines ... pathologist also took a little beep.
I don't care if he dumps his head into a ring.
They picked up Mrs Carroon the other side of town. Car full of luggage.
And Carroon? No sign of him.
Stupid idiot. Trying to take the whole thing in her own hands.
What did he go? What did she say? She didn't say anything.
Anything about him. She's in a pretty bad state of shock.
If not about him, then about what?
The doctor said she may even go out of her mind.
Out of her mind about what? What did she say? Come on, talk man.
Well, when they found her, she was just sitting at the wheel of a car.
And moaning, something about a hand being all grey with thorns like a ... like a cactus.
I remember there was a cactus in this room, in this pot.
Can I get a line to this? Yes Hello? Hello.
Henry's coming down.
Car-three-nine Proceed immediately to 34 Main Elm Street ...
and investigate a complaint by resident maybe Carroon.
Proceed with caution car-three-nine.
Cars .... join river police at Hayes Wharf to search area bounded by .... and Tilly street.
River Patrol 4. join mobile police... to search area boarded by Toddy Street, Hayes Lane and Strat Temps
River Patrol 4. Roger. Out.
This growth on the face.
Half plant, half ...
Look at this.
Look what it's done. The whole tissue structure's eaten away.
The bones, powder.
Well, that takes care of my supper tonight.
Briscoe, what if there is a form of life in space?
Not on some planet, but just drifting.
I don't know.
Not life, as we know it.
With intelligence, yes, but pure energy, with no organic structure.
Now the rocket past through its path.
It entered the rocket. It found living specimens of our form of life.
Cell organisms. Human. Green and Reichenheim.
And Carroon. Exactly.
Now, if even by accident it could enter one of those structures.
What a way to invade the Earth.
Now look sir, I'm not over intelligent, but when you ...
You saw the film, you know what happened.
Only God knows where and how far that rocket traveled.
But only two of them died. Something got into that rocket!
Took the blood out of the other two and now it's using Carroon.
And it's found other forms of life, the cactus.
Good grief. You mean Carroon's ... a carrier.
He is now another shell of a man being transformed.
If all these cactus plants were subject to the same mutation there could be an affinity, a union between plant and animal with the ability to destroy, and possess and multiply... at will.
Yes, but to multiply, first it has to live.
And like any living thing, to live, it must have food.
I'm sorry, we're closed.
Alright, just a minute.
We only open until ...
Hey, wait a minute!
You can't come into a place like this!
Leave those things alone!
What do you think you're doing?
Are you in pain?
Is it something to do with your arm?
Look, I'll just take a look. I won't hurt it, I promise.
Alright love, I'll get it.
Right. Cordon off the whole area.
Tell Quatermass and Briscoe to meet us there.
Now what? I've got to go back.
But you just come in. They just can't do without me, love.
I don't know why you don't move into the office.
You'd never believe I was there.
What makes you think I do now?
Have your tea at least. Haven't got time, love.
The thing that you do to that poor stomach of yours.
I ought to get you a picnic basket.
What I'm going on is no picnic.
What about dinner? Cook and keep your fingers crossed.
What do you think he was trying to do? I'd like to think, kill himself.
You see if mix the normal of that, it will be death in 5 minutes.
What? What is it?
I have a bit of sick feeling it was something to speed up the change going on inside him.
But Carroon was an engineer, he doesn't know anything about chemistry.
Carroon didn't know.
There is a kettle still on and there's no sign of the chemist anywhere.
What do you think he was doing here?
Well, one thing he was doing ... We're not certain.
Not certain about anything with this customer.
Nobody in the street heard anything. They're all in church or in the local.
He must have ...
Evans, come in quick, and quiet.
Here we are.
And it's just the two of us today.
We'll have our own tea-party.
I don't like those other girls anyway.
All they do is talk about their new clothes and dolls.
You don't care about those things, do you?
You don't care about new clothes or anything.
Now you sit down and be a good girl while I make the tea.
There's a teapot, there's a cup.
And I brought the most delicious cakes and biscuits.
The others never serve anything, but we do.
Look, I'm pretty yummy.
Don't be frightened, that's only the old rats living in this old boat.
Now, tea is ready.
Now you may have a cake.
This one is filled with cherries.
But anyway, I like that one cause it's full of chocolate.
Ooh, we thought you were a rat.
Won't you stay and have tea with us?
We'd very much like you to stay. You look so tired.
There's plenty, if that's what you're worried about.
And cakes too.
Go on dolly, you ask him.
Please, won't you have tea and cakes with us?
Don't be frightened, we would like you to stay very much.
And you may have the cake that has all the chocolate inside.
Tell him, dolly.
What time was this?
Was it an eye-witness?
Well, he's been doing fine.
He's been positively seen in Liverpool, Margate, Ostend and the Orkneys.
Yes. Deptford area. What?
A kid told her mother ... Yes?
About two hours ago?
Hold it please.
The kid got a doll broken by a man down by some derelict boat near Deptford.
Oh, so it had to be Carroon?
No, the mother's complaining about molesting kids.
Deptford said the description could fit Carroon.
All right. Well, that's why there's a police station at Deptford.
Thank you Deptford. Keep us informed.
Bye bye. A Deptford alert on Carroon.
Yes, I know it is, so your boys can have another little drive.
Cover derelict boats, warehouses and bomb shelters.
Alright, so do it again.
Where is he getting food, that's what I'd like to know?
Now, now shut up, Simba!
Time to go to bed.
Go on. Off you go. Go on. Don't stand there gaping at me.
Off you go to bed!
Hello, Joey. You know something?
Could have sworn I saw you having tea in a cafe this afternoon.
Turns out to be a customer though.
TO LION HOUSE
This is exactly as the keeper found him when he came on duty.
Are the others the same? Yes, over here.
They found three more still outside the antelope house, or what was left of them.
Look at that.
Complete absorption this time. That's what I've been afraid of.
Inspector, get this place closed, get everybody out of here.
Right. Quickly and quietly as possible.
No panic, no charging.
Close the whole place up? As we already ...
Listen, sir, you've got to take it from us. We know what we are doing.
Just tell your men to cooperate, please.
Well, I don't understand what's happening, anyway.
What killed these animals?
You better say natural causes for now. What?
Sorry, ma'am we're closed this morning.
Closed, but we've come all the way from Epping.
Sorry ma'am. We're not to open to the public this morning.
Will it be opened this afternoon? Oh, I wish I could tell you, sir.
Sorry folks, still closed.
I'm very sorry now, but we're closed this morning.
I'm very sorry, sir.
What is it?
He was here .
Look at this.
Looks pretty horrible doesn't it? Quick, the sample box!
Well, what manner or a shape of thing do we look for now?
You'll know it when you see it.
Just send your men out with a prayer that we find it in time.
It's almost too terrifying to think about it.
In less than 12 minutes every animal completely absorbed pray except one.
Gone like quicksand.
But this quicksand knows what it's doing.
It's trebled it's size in an hour.
Do you know what this means?
This is only a fragment of the main organism.
If the same thing is happening to him at the same rate or speed, if absorbing those mice could do this ...
There is no living thing on earth that stands a chance against it.
How do we fight it, how do we stop it?
Hands off, you young man!
Fix him and then I come here on my own accord.
I come here to complain about something which I saw.
Okay Rosie, you keep saying now ...
I refuse to talk about it to any common constable ... who has nothing comes to do all day but show me big flat fleet.
Only big fat fleet.
Now, come on, Rosie old girl.
Don't you ... call me!
I mean I'm enough to be your mother.
What respectable woman in London would be ... now?
I come in here of my own free will.
I come come here on my own volich ... volition.
Very glad we all to see you, Rosie.
What can we do for you this time? I wish to make a report.
What address this week? I'm temporarily visiting.
Bow Street? With friends.
Salvation Army. The embankment.
What did you see this time, Rosie?
Oh, it was terrible. Shocking.
It always is, Rosie. Just tell me what you saw?
Of course it's been of a thing of a young woman can't walk the streets in London with that creepy crawly thing up in around that place.
What is the police for, if not for protect us from the likes of that?
Go on. Tell me. Tell me what's the police force for?
Rosie, just tell me what you saw, and we at the London Metropolitan Police will do all in our power to see that it doesn't occur again.
You were with voice wreck so drunk, that I couldn't even yell for a copper.
I still got this sore of this.
Why is it aren't to remember.
And water makes me as sick as a baby.
It better be worthwhile, Rosie.
After you tell me.
I was sitting in a door right here.
I wasn't feeling too well.
And the doctor says that too much walking is bad for my legs.
It's my legs you see. You were sitting in the door way.
Yeah, just for a minute or two.
When suddenly I heard a ... kind of rustling it was.
So I looked.
And there, at the end of the street, I saw something moved.
What moved Rosie?
Well, I couldn't make out the shape properly.
I usually might get the shapes of these things.
Think carefully, Rosie.
Was it ...?
This something, was it walking quickly or slowly?
It was kind of crawling, up on the wall.
Not like any of the things that I'll see on a Saturday nights.
No Rosie, I think this time you really saw it.
Get me the Yard. Well cancel it. This is priority.
Really saw it? You mean this time it's not hallu... ?
It's not a gin goblin? No, Rosie. This time it was real.
It's my legs!
Hello, Scotland Yard.
Yes. Inspector Lomax, please.
Say that again.
Contact the Commissioner right away.
We'll be right there.
Said it climbed a brick wall 30 feet high.
Yes, no doubt at all he was here. Quite recently too.
The trail ends on the wall.
Let me have that case up here!
Get him his case, Sergeant. Send the car in please.
Use the car radio.
I want to cordon off the entire area and evacuate all public.
Tell Evan and Mason to check on every movement that is likely to take place inside this radius tonight.
Warn everyone not to touch anything unusual they may find in the streets or their gardens.
Warn the children, especially.
It got out?
Look at the size of it now!
Without food except mice.
Is it dead?
Yes, but don't touch it.
Look at these phalanges, spore producing patches.
If the limbs complete this reproductive cycle, this would have been a jungle of living tendrils.
How many more of these things are there around London?
I think you better call Lomax.
It's not a question of how many but where are they?
If they can reproduce at this rate, another 24 hours, a few days...
Get me Scotland Yard quickly.
What's project ... Project had reached the mice.
Yes Yes, of course.
They're getting him, sir. Right.
Get hold of Evans.
I want him to get out an anti-panic statement.
I want it broadcast, televised and fill in all the nationals.
I want every available man on search of the area.
Immediate search of parks, fields, undergrounds and subways.
Yes sir, it's the Quatermass Experiment.
I am please enough to take advance top level sir.
I need troops and the civil defense.
Yes sir, I'll be right out.
Now this is all we need to start the program with a swing.
What's he talking about?
Oh, no one must touch anything unusual we find on the streets.
Don't panic. Just inform the nearest police station.
They've been putting that out all day on the radio.
Yes Standing by.
Opening announcement coming up.
Okay, standby cameras.
Alright Camera 1, titles are in.
We will be on you in five seconds. four, three, two, one.
Oh, you Camera 1, where are you?
Alright quick, take over Camera 2. On you instead.
What is that?
What's happened? Looks like a body.
Landrow, fill in will you? I'll get back as soon as possible.
What's going on here?
He fell from the scaffold. Slipped?
Dead before he fell. Dead before he fell?
Sir, I should believe you have a strong stomach.
He is ... practically a skull. I think we better get the police.
Yes, get the police.
Well, do we go on with the program?
It's up to you sir. I'm alright.
I think we better carry on in another part of the abbey.
Pull that dolly over here, will you?
Get a blanket or something to cover him up.
Come on. Quickly.
Mr Quatermass. Right.
Alright, I want the whole abbey cleared. Public, clergy, everyone and quick.
Please, not so loud. There's a transmission going on.
Well, the transmission's coming off. I want you all out of this place.
Every second may count.
... spend time for the cameras only. This is highly out of range.
Well, son, it's is an emergency. Get this stopped.
Stop? I can't stop it!
Where's your producers? They're in the truck.
These murals were hidden under layers of painting and aged by the dust of time.
Where the other reinforcements!
Steve on Camera 2 standby on stained glass window.
Camera 3 on scaffolding hold it.
I'm Inspector Lomax. You got to get your people out of the abbey!
Please. Coming on to you Camera 3.
Everyone in that building maybe in deadly danger!
We're on transmission! Back on to you Camera 1.
Pan up as high as you can and ...
What's in the name of it?
It must be 20 feet across.
Camera 1, hold that shot and log off and everybody out!
Hello, hello, listen.
Jessica, you'll just have to carry on as best you can, we can't go on here.
Yes, just fill in will you?
Quatermass, quick, in the front.
It's now in the abbey. We have to strike it now, uh?
At the abbey. There is an emergency.
You saw it? We don't know what it is.
Same pattern as the one in the lab.
And it was 20 times the power of reproduction.
Its nodules if it get to spore this time, nothing will stop them.
It'll break up, they'll spread by the million wherever there's having wind.
How long before it starts reproducing?
It's on the last cycle, 80 or 90 minutes.
And within the hours, everyone will be a million.
He's coming lower!
We've got to stop him! You need a miracle to stop it now.
We've got flame throwers. Well, it managed to escape, the whole of it is to kill.
Dynamite. That would only spread it further.
It's barely pulsating now.
That time it was out, it's its last dormant stage just before it reproduces.
It's changing again.
The beginning of new spore producing hands, dusting.
Well, it's hanging there, grabbed on the scaffolding.
Briscoe, I think we can stop it.
What now, Professor?
That scaffold inside, I want to run cables to it.
Then tap the main power line.
I want to send enough current into that steel to burn it up.
We've got to keep pouring current into it.
We have to melt it right down to the ground.
It's our only chance. I want every set of current in London diverted to here.
This will bring the city to a standstill.
If that thing spores before we kill it, you won't have any city!
I just hope you're right, that's alright. Just hope you're right!
There is no cause for alarm. I repeat.
There is no cause for alarm.
Please do not crowd.
Unless you have official business in this vicinity, Please listeners, go back to your homes.
There is nothing to see, go back to your homes.
Hello Battlesea. Standby.
Well, this time you won.
In my simple bible way, I did a lot of praying.
One world at a time is good enough for me.
Can we ease it all up now, sir?
Is it all right, sir?
Quatermass, why wasn't I informed about all this?
I only just heard, sir. Could have been here sooner.
Is there anything I can do?
Yes, Marsh. Gonna need some help. Help, sir? What are you gonna do?
I'm gonna start again.