Movie two of the birthday double feature. Richard Carlson as the solid scientist hero (well he's an author and amateur astronomer or something) struggling to convince the rural town populace that giant (but peaceful) blob aliens are repairing their spaceship while walking around disguised as The Professor from Gillligan's Island. Yep. My kind of flick.
Ray Bradbury wrote the original script and then they changed the dialogue and somebody else got the credit. But it's still very Bradbury in spots.
Extra points for the trippy alien POV shots.