The Human Duplicators (1965)
Agente Spaziale K1
Jaws of the Alien
Space Agent K1

Nomination Year: 1993
SYNOPSIS:  A well-respected electronics scientist is caught stealing from his own facility, the sixth this month. It all seems to point to robotics, a.k.a. cybernetics. The hero is called in to investigate. His investigations lead him to a secluded mansion, home of the world's leading authority on cybernetics and his lovely blind niece. Eventually, our hero learns too much, and is captured by the hulking alien who lives there. This alien has replaced the scientists with exact, robotic duplicates and will eventually do the same to world leaders. While in a basement dungeon with the real cybernetics doctor (the one he met earlier was a fake), he learns that the only thing that can shut down the robots is a special ray-machine located in the laboratory. The hero escapes with the help of the blind niece and, in a dramatic battle scene, uses the ray on the dummies, who fall apart. The alien, whose heart really wasn't in the conquest since he'd fallen in love with the niece, returns to his home planet to accept the punishment for his failure.

Incidentally, in case you were wondering where they could have possibly gotten the alternate title Jaws of the Alien, it's because the big alien was played by Richard Kiel of James Bond/The Spy Who Loved Me fame. This film was renamed after that success.

Deus Ex Machina

Every Home Should Have One
Not only does there just happen to be an evil-robot-destroying ray stored in the basement, but when the hero uses it, the dupes go cybernetically insane and kill each other off for him.

"Whoops!"

Perhaps They're Showing Us Her Point-of-View?
The blind niece is at the top of the stairs, then the screen abruptly goes black for a second. Lights out? No, just a mistake.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Richard Kiel "Jaws" from James Bond (Moonraker
George Nader  
Dolores Faith  
George Macready  
Hugh Beaumont The dad on Leave It to Beaver 
Director Claim to Fame
Hugo Grimaldi  

Bryan Cassidy

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