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Flight to Mars (1951)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 11 November 1951 (USA)
Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

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A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Most Fantastic Expedition Ever Conceived by Man! See more »

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Matka avaruuteen  »

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Trivia

The interior of the spaceship is the same one used for Rocketship X-M (1950). See more »

Quotes

Steve Abbott: [looking at the Earth through the port hole of the spaceship] Ah, the Earth seems so big when you're on it... from out here so small and nothing. It's like closing your eyes in the dark and suddenly you're alone with your soul.
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Featured in The Real History of Science Fiction: Space (2014) See more »

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An old favorite
18 September 2004 | by (Midland, MI) – See all my reviews

First saw this film when I rented it on VHS in 1985. Many years later, I purchased it and enjoy watching this film from time to time. It is typical of its era, although this was a honest attempt at a sensible depiction of what 1950 realities would have envisioned such a venture. Its a more positive vision than "Rocketship X-M", although the martian surface scenes are quite limited - and no where near as effective as the Death Valley shots in X-M.

I recommend it, if you appreciate these films for their time capsule value to 50+ years ago.


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