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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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The suits that the Martians wear were leftovers from Destination Moon (1950). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jim Barker: I think maybe we'll play a little bridge.
Dr. Lane: Bridge? If you introduce that game on this planet, people will never forgive you.
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Featured in Queen of Outer Space (1958) See more »

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Dig those Micro Mini-Skirts!
5 January 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

OK. As far as sci-fi flicks go, this is a mildly competent low-budget space movie. But it launches into eye-popping glory when barely- clad Martian women suddenly appear (and thoughtfully lend some clothing to the previously fabric-laden Earth woman). A mini-skirt suggests something that would cover posteriors. These take it one step beyond tennis dress short and into swimsuit country when we are treated to views of matching underwear, which the skirts don't cover. Other than that, the film is pretty awful, including an ending that seems as if filming was halted by the studio precisely at 3:00 pm or whatever so they could start shooting the next film. This film does mark a high point for Monogram studio--the set design rises far and above what they usually do. If you grew up during the Cold War, you will have affection for this film, despite its faults. The haminess of the dialog and acting, along with the matte drawings of the futuristic city will bring anyone back to the charms and fears of fifties America. So despite it's cheesiness, Flight to Mars is a small gem.


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