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Riders to the Stars (1954)

In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ...
Dr. Richard Stanton
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Dr. Don Stanton
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Dr. Jerry Lockwood
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Dr. Jane Flynn
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Susan Manners
Robert Karnes ...
Walter Gordon
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Dr. Delmar
George Eldredge ...
Dr. Paul Dryden
Dan Riss ...
Dr. Frank Werner
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Klinger
King Donovan ...
James O'Herli
Kem Dibbs ...
David Wells
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Dr. Sidney K. Fuller (as James K. Best)
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In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to Earth. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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hurtle toward the far reaches of the universe with the space vikings of the future! See more »

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14 January 1954 (USA)  »

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150 milhas acima da Terra  »

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Trivia

This is the second of three films in producer Ivan Tors' "OSI" series. The scientists are taken to the "Snake Mountain Proving Grounds, operated by the Office of Scientific Investigation," according to Dr. Dryden. Dr. Stanton's desk nameplate indicates he is "Chief of Investigations." See more »

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Dr. Drayden announces that the facility is the "Snake Mountain Proving Grounds," but the sign at the entrance reads "White Snake Proving Grounds." See more »

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Dr. Jerry Lockwood: [to Susan Manners] I've only got 20-20 vision for you.
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Riders to the Stars
Music by Harry Sukman
Lyrics by Leon Pober
Vocalist: Kitty White
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An Overlooked Classic
27 March 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

As a long time classic sci fi fanatic, I must admit I'd never even heard of this film before. This comes as no surprise as it seems to have had essentially no significant release to VHS or DVD yet. For the fan of classic black and white '50s sci fi, this is essential viewing. Though the model effects are primitive and the "science" is rather dubious, the cast is first rate. Reasonably effective use of stock footage of U.S. military V-2 rocket tests helps overcome some of the budgetary limitations.


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