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Satellite in the Sky (1956)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  21 July 1956 (USA)
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The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kieron Moore ...
Cmdr. Michael Haydon
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Kim Hamilton
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Prof. Merrity
Bryan Forbes ...
Jimmy Wheeler
Jimmy Hanley ...
Larry Noble
Barry Keegan ...
'Lefty' Blake
Donald Gray ...
Capt. Ross
Thea Gregory ...
Barbara Noble
Shirley Lawrence ...
Ellen
Alan Gifford ...
Col. Galloway
Walter Hudd ...
Prof. Blandford
Peter Neil ...
Tony
Ryck Rydon ...
Reporter (as Rick Rydon)
Ronan O'Casey ...
Reporter
Robert O'Neil ...
Reporter
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Storyline

A crew of astronauts, including a scientist and a reporter, launch from England into outer space on a rocket which can serve as a satellite. Their mission is to test a new tritonium bomb, but after the bomb fails to repel itself from the ship, the crew has only a matter of hours to defuse or destroy the weapon before it explodes. Written by Marty McKee <mailto:mmckee@soltec.net>

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Tumbling in their own orbits around the sun! Five men and a girl - marooned in outer space! See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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21 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La terra esplode  »

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2.35 : 1
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The feisty female reporter is played by Lois Maxwell, best known as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films. Her macho male lead is Kieron Moore who played the bully in a small Irish town in 'Darby O'Gill and the Little People'. See more »

Goofs

During the ship's ascent, the string pulling the model can clearly be seen in some shots, and the model bobbles up and down several times. Later, the strings holding up the model of the bomb are also plainly visible in some shots. See more »

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A nice, literate 50's sci-fi effort with great production values. Worthwhile!!
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This little seen film is definitely worth seeking out for fans of 50's sci-fi that concerns space travel. It has very nice production values, something along the lines of KRONOS, and is equally entertaining.

Good acting, intelligent script, nice matte paintings and some pretty good effects using miniatures make this one an interesting watch throughout. Recommended mostly for fans of good, lost 50's sci-fi!

Note:

Satellite in the Sky was originally filmed in 2:35 widescreen, however the collectors copy in circulation is unfortunately a horrendous pan and scan version. Whoever put together this sloppy and choppy pan and scan transfer should be shot into space without a satellite...


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