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John Mather (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
21 July 1956 (USA) See more »
Astonishing Life on the Roof of the Earth! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Classic 50s sci-fi movie fun See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kieron Moore ... Michael

Lois Maxwell ... Kim

Donald Wolfit ... Merrity
Bryan Forbes ... Jimmy
Jimmy Hanley ... Larry
Barry Keegan ... Lefty
Donald Gray ... Capt. Ross
Thea Gregory ... Barbara
Shirley Lawrence ... Ellen
Alan Gifford ... Col. Galloway
Walter Hudd ... Blandford
Peter Neil ... Tony
Ryck Rydon ... Reporter (as Rick Rydon)
Ronan O'Casey ... Reporter
Robert O'Neil ... Reporter
Charles Richardson ... Gen. Barnett
Carl Jaffe ... Bechstein
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Baker ... Official (uncredited)
Arnold Bell ... Radio Commentator (uncredited)

Bernard Bresslaw ... Technician (uncredited)
Jane Dore ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Pat Halpin ... Reporter (uncredited)
Alastair Hunter ... Technician (uncredited)
Bill Nagy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tony Quinn ... Jack - Barman (uncredited)
Trevor Reid ... Simmons - Technician (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp ... Thomas - Watchman (uncredited)
Frank Sieman ... Gatekeeper (uncredited)
John Wilder ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Dickson 
Writing credits
John Mather (screenplay) &
J.T. McIntosh (screenplay) and
Edith Dell (screenplay)

Produced by
Nicholas Duke Biddle .... associate producer
Edward J. Danziger .... producer
Harry Lee Danziger .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Elms 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal 
James Wilson  (as Jimmy Wilson)
Film Editing by
Sidney Stone 
Art Direction by
Erik Blakemore 
Set Decoration by
Freda Pearson (uncredited)
Art Department
Julius Kay .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Stephenson .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wally Veevers .... director of special effects
Crew verified as complete

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USA:85 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)

Did You Know?

The delta wing aircraft in the opening minutes of this movie was the long-range British heavy bomber the Vulcan. The Vulcan was in use from 1952-1984 and saw service in the Falkland war.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the launch sequence, the exhaust smoke casts a shadow on the blue sky.See more »
Kim Hamilton:Well, what if the STARDUST blows up, as she probably will?
Cmdr. Michael Haydon:Well, then we'll know... at least the designers will know... that the fuel or the design wasn't perfect.
Kim Hamilton:Some people find it impossible to be quite so impersonal, Commander. If I may be personal, I'm glad I'm not your wife.
Cmdr. Michael Haydon:And if I may be personal, so am I.
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Classic 50s sci-fi movie fun, 2 August 2008
Author: roadterm-1 from United States

Wowzers! A fun movie if you can stand the British pacing of the movie. The opening shots of the A.V. Roe Vulcan and the Fallon Swift are first rate aerial photography.

Special effects are on par with some of the best 50s era Sci-fi films. A real pointy nosed space ship. Space suits are pretty good for the era. The story line is the usual Hollywood anti-bomb drivel. Interpersonal relationships are stiff and two-dimensional.

Big clunky gages, pipes and levers in the Stardust (name of the space rocket) will remind you of the Golden Age of Steam in Brittan.

This picture is an excellent example of just how limited our knowledge of outer space and space flight. Real kick the tires and light the fires space flying All in all, if you are a 50s Sci-Fi movies you will want to add Satellite in the Sky to your collection. Real Science fiction before it was spoiled by real science facts...

Satellite in the Sky was part of a double feature DVD from Warner Home Video. A B-Movie two-fer.... The second movie on the DVD is another 1956 Sci-Fi pic, World Without End.

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