Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)
Invasion USA

Nomination Year: 1995
SYNOPSIS:  It's the height of the cold war. It's the depths of Bad Moviedom. This Black & White feature starts off in a bar sometime in the 1950s. Suddenly, news of a Communist paratrooper invasion blares on the television. The Russkies have taken over the U.S.! The rest of the film revolves around the people of the bar and how they deal with or fight the new regime. In the end, a man and woman who met at that bar die in her apartment when they resist some Russian troops. But wait! As the man is falling to his death, the scene swirls back to the bar. Apparently, one of the bar patrons is a hypnotist, and hypnotized everyone in the bar to let them experience life in Communist America. As if that weren't lame enough, a voice-over finishes the film, admonishing that, if we ever fail in our vigilance as Americans, THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

Crummiest Ending

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The guy in the bar HYPNOTIZED everyone to believe the Commies had taken over. Yet, when it was over, the couple who'd never met before suddenly had a whole history as lovers. They go off arm in arm. Then a historical quotation about eternal vigilance fills the screen as the narrator warns that THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Gerald Mohr  
Peggie Castle  
Dan O'Herlihy  
Edward G. Robinson, Jr.  
Wallace Wilkinson  
Director Claim to Fame
Alfred E. Green  

Bryan Cassidy

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