5.7/10
296
8 user 10 critic

Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 16 July 1952 (USA)
The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Leonard Nimoy is "Kid" Monk Baroni, the leader of a street gang who becomes a professional boxer to escape his life in "Little Italy" New York.

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Richard Rober, Bruce Cabot, Allene Roberts
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Fort Pearson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sue Davis
Wilson Wood ...
Bob Wilson
...
...
Dr. Harding
...
Roth
Craig Kelly ...
Mr. Steele
...
Shane
...
...
Walker [Ch. 3] / Truck Driver [Ch. 8]
...
Telegrapher [Chs. 1, 10]
...
Lawson - Boat Charter Operator [Ch. 3]
Jack Harden ...
Kerr
Paul Stader ...
Fisherman [Ch. 7]
Gayle Kellogg ...
Dick the Rocketship Pilot
Edit

Storyline

Security agent Larry Martin, who can fly with an experimental rocket suit, investigates clandestine visits to earth by a Martian spaceship. Meanwhile, villainous Martians conspire with a traitorous atomic scientist to blast earth out of its orbit and replace it with Mars! Can Larry and his cohort Bob Wilson stop the Martians before they complete their dastardly project? Not a zombie in sight. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

YOU'LL SAY...AMAZING!...STARTLING!...UNBELIEVEABLE!...YET HOW FAR IS IT FROM THE TRUTH (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 July 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des Satans Satellit  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$176,357 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The serial's shoot lasted only 17 days tying it for shortest filming period of any Republic serial with King of the Carnival (1955). See more »

Connections

Featured in Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I'm missing the zombies!
26 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so this is corny to the max. But I get a kick out of this stuff anyway.

I can't figure out why they called this "Zombies" as there aren't any zombies (except maybe the robot built by the guys from Mars). Zombies aren't even mentioned except in the last episode.

I do know most everybody in the cast had to get wet at some time or other in this production. They had the entrance to the bad guys hideout go thru an underwater tunnel. Sorta goofy eh!. Speaking of goofy---Larry Martin's rocket pack never fired (although he flew in it a lot---maybe it's invisible rocket blast).

The story is really simple: Guys from Mars want to set off a big H-bomb to deflect Earth out of its orbit so they can put Mars where the Earth was---to warm it up more I guess. They go thru all sorts of contortions to get materials for this project with Larry Martin foiling them at every stage. Lots of cars, boats, trains get wrecked in the process too---Usually at the end of each chapter. Many gunfights occur, along with the usual hokey fist fights in which everyone involved gets up and walks off with no bruises, blood, or even rumpled clothing.

Oh yeah. Mr. Spock was in this, but he didn't do much of anything except say "Yes, sir" to the big shot Martian goon. I think he attacked Larry Martin a couple of times in the underwater passage. Or maybe it was the other goon. It was sorta hard to tell with the goofy, sparkly costumes on that covered most of their heads.

Luckily I didn't have to buy this as I downloaded it from that www.archive.org site (I think all their movies are copyright expired or something so it's legal to download from there). Actually a friend referred me to that site saying "This stuff is your style." I think I'm getting a bad rep here! But I do watch a lot of this old, corny stuff. It amuses me and that's what I watch movies for.

Don't dis this too bad as it's good for a laugh or two. Outlandish costumes and goofy electronic gear will make you chuckle.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Steven Spielberg's Most Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs

"The IMDb Show" takes a look at the new trailer for Ready Player One and breaks down director Steven Spielberg's five greatest Easter eggs of all time. Plus, we connect the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now