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Director:
Writers:
John Mather (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
21 July 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Astonishing Life on the Roof of the Earth! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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

Lois Maxwell ... Kim Hamilton

Donald Wolfit ... 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
Charles Richardson ... Gen. Barnett
Carl Jaffe ... Prof. Bechstein
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alastair Hunter ... Technician
Trevor Reid ... Simmons - Technician
John Baker ... Official (uncredited)
Arnold Bell ... Radio Commentator (uncredited)

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

Directed by
Paul Dickson 
 
Writing credits
John Mather (screenplay) and
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
 
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Runtime:
USA:85 min
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Color:
Color (Warnercolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)
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Trivia:
The beautiful 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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: "Lefty" Blake is right handed.See more »

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Greatly interested me as a child, 21 April 2004
Author: Richard Boyd (ressys@attglobal.net) from Washington, NJ, USA

When I was a child of about 4-5, the local Los Angeles station where we lived broadcast The Million Dollar Movie each weeknight. It was usually the same movie, night after night. On occasion, even though it was past my bedtime (much!), my mom would let me watch a movie if she felt it would hold my interest. THIS ONE DID, as I recall, and I specifically remember being able to talk her into letting me see it several times (a record, never again achieved!).

Other reviewers have given the plotline and it seems accurate, to the best of my recollection. However, regardless of how "talky" the film was, the dialog and visuals definitely made their impact, even on my fledgling brain. I have, more or less, remembered the story for 40 years. I'd like to write a script or make a film that someone else would find so memorable!

Maybe it was just that I was so young, but I remember loving this film and I would absolutely love to see it again. Maybe I'd be disappointed, maybe I'd smile at my young self, maybe I'd really like it. Who knows?

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