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Director:
Writers:
John Mather (screenplay) and
J.T. McIntosh (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 July 1956 (USA) See more »
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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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Classic 50s sci-fi movie fun See more (14 total) »

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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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11 out of 12 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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