- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 6, 2000
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen & Hugh O'Brian|
|Performer:||John Emery, Morris Ankrum, Noah Beery Jr., Hugh O'Brian & Osa Massen|
|Directed by||Kurt Neumann|
|Composition by||Ferde Grofe, Jr.|
|Director of Photography:||Karl Struss|
"[T]his Lloyd Bridges starrer technically launched the screen's '50s sci-fi boom..."
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Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 57 ratings.
If you would like to see what cutting edge technology was predicted back in the 50's, see this movie - also, the role of women in space was also quite dated - no digital readouts - only dials, no "smart women" - only a woman who (as said by Lloyd Bridges) "should be home cooking and raising children". Oh yes, the Martians - "pity them" (as Dr. Angstrom says) - they a-bombed themselves back to the stone age. And that, is the message - probably one of the first anti-nuke movies ever made. If one can just overlook the bad but continuous dialogue, cheap special effects, and technical goofs, (especially the meteorites which were actually baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil dropped towards a camera -how's that for special effects folks!), this movie does have a message - and yet, a 50's mentality. Produced and released in competition with George Pal's Destination Moon - this is the quintessinal 50's Sci-fi space adventure. It's worth it - go see it.
A gripping film that possesses intelligence, humor, suspense, action, and some very touching moments. Kudos to the writers for making Osa Massen's character more complex: instead of the usual space siren, she plays the role of a valued, respected scientist and crewmember. Fine ensemble cast includes Lloyd Bridges, John Embry, Noah Beery and Hugh O'Brien. A high-calibre, sci-fi adventure film.
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