I watched this 1962 Genie Productions Science Fiction movie “The Creation of the Humanoids” on Svengoolie. After the nuclear war the remaining humans begin to rely on robots to get the Earth going. A human organization, Order of Flesh and Blood, fear that the robots are planning a takeover. The robots, which some humans disparagingly call “Clickers”, have a scientist experimenting with creating human replicas that have genuine emotions and memories.
The movie starts with a film on the progression of robotic design and the first robot shown is from the move “Earth vs the Flying Saucers”. The head of Universal’s make-up department, artist Jack Pierce (Frankenstein, The Mummy, Wolf Man, White Zombie, The Golem, Dracula) was responsible for the robots looks in the movie. Each robot wore uncomfortable silvery contact lenses which were furnished by Dr. Louis M. Zabner, an optometrist who pioneered the use of contact lenses to change actors’ eye color.
The Theremin (an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact), like music along with wordless female vocalizations were provided by,
according to the credits, “Electronic Harmonics by I.F.M.”. The movie is super low budget and it shows. Andy Warhol once said it was his favorite film.