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Riders to the Stars (1954)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  14 January 1954 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ...
Dr. Richard Stanton
Herbert Marshall ...
Dr. Don Stanton
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Dr. Jerry Lockwood
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Dr. Jane Flynn
Dawn Addams ...
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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Storyline

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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"Gravity Zero! I've Broken Into Outer Space!" See more »

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14 January 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Caminho das Estrelas  »

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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 »

Goofs

When Lockwood panics in the rocket and begins to climb out of his seat, the film is run in slow motion to give the illusion of weightlessness. In these scenes, Lockwood's dialogue, even his screams, are all clearly looped in post-production, as his mouth is closed throughout almost all of these scenes even as he's heard speaking. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jerry Lockwood: [to Susan Manners] I've only got 20-20 vision for you.
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Soundtracks

Riders to the Stars
Music by Harry Sukman
Lyrics by Leon Pober
Vocalist: Kitty White
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Dated, but well done 50s Sci-fi
4 June 2000 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

The story concerns the selection and training of three men who are to pilot spacecraft in pursuit of meteorites. Of course there is all the drama and love interest one would expect along the way, but this picture gives us a chance to see the "cutting edge" technology of the 50s space programs. The story moves along swiftly and the cast is first rate. There is also a great title song. Watch this one if you can find it!


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