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On the Threshold of Space (1956)

 |  Drama  |  30 April 1956 (Sweden)
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Capt. Jim Hollenbeck
Virginia Leith ...
Pat Lange
John Hodiak ...
Maj. Ward Thomas
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Dr. Hugo Thornton
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Capt. Mike Bentley
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Lt. Mort Glenn
King Calder ...
Lee Welch
Walter Coy ...
Lt. Col. Dick Masters
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Sgt. Ike Forbes
Donald Murphy ...
Sgt. Zack Deming
Barry Coe ...
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Dan C. Ogle ...
Himself - Prologue (as Major General Dan C. Ogle)
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John Hodiak died suddenly one morning just before he headed to the set to film one of his final scenes for this film. He suffered a heart attack. See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.27 (1956) See more »

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Space Medical experiments taken to new heights!
4 September 1999 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Guy Madison portrays an Air Force flight surgeon who performs daring experiments in space medicine. He's somewhat of a cross between real-life researchers Col. John Paul Stapp (rider of the famous rocket sled) and Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, who performed a free-fall parachute jump from a balloon floating at 102,800 feet in 1961...5 years or so after the release of this movie!

The planning and execution of the high-altitude balloon jumps is detailed in this movie.

Admittedly, it's not a film for everyone, and it has its share of cliches, but remember that this was released in 1956. It's an interesting movie, very dated now, but that actually enhances its appeal for those interested in the earliest days of the space program.


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