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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 »
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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A nice, literate 50's sci-fi effort with great production values. Worthwhile!! 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:
Factual errors: Once in orbit, the ship continues to blast its engines, even though in orbit this would no longer be necessary until the ship was ready to return to Earth. Also, the engines are heard roaring even though in space, without any atmosphere, there is no sound.See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A nice, literate 50's sci-fi effort with great production values. Worthwhile!!, 19 January 2007
Author: captainapache from United States

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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