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Spaceways (1953)

A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »

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Dr. Stephen Mitchell
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Alan Wheatley ...
Dr. Smith
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A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go missing - have they gone off together or are their murdered bodies circling the earth in the remains of the rocket? Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The screen's first story of SPACE ISLANDS in the sky! See more »

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7 August 1953 (USA)  »

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Viagem Espacial  »

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At the beginning of the movie, when Howard Duff exits the van inside the base, the whole filming crew is reflected against the side of the van. See more »

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Edited from Rocketship X-M (1950) See more »

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Good Early Fisher Work

Much better than what the rating here suggests, "Spaceways" is a fine combination of science fiction, domestic melodrama, a show of force from the North, and Cold War intrigue (curiously in a quite discreet and elegant manner, without overt anti-Communist propaganda). It was skilfully directed by Terence Fisher, before his better known horror motion pictures were made, and as early as 1953 he handles the different elements in a very clever way, suggesting a darker subplot in the realm of horror cinema, than what the mystery finally turns out to be: secluded in a military-ruled modern fortress, a group of men and women carry on a space program, but things get complicated when an adulterous couple disappears as the launching of a rocket to the outer space fails. Visually attractive special effects in spite of its low budget, "Spaceways" is definitely worth a look.


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