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Director:
Writers:
John Mather (screenplay) and
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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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Cast

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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)
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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)
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) | Mono (optical prints)
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The Test Aircraft used to test the fuel is a Folland Aircraft Co. Midge the prototype for their 2 seater Gnat.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: During the launch sequence, the exhaust smoke casts a shadow on the blue sky.See more »

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Never Takes Off., 19 October 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Paul Dickson directed this British early Sci-Fi film about an experimental rocket ship sent to deploy and detonate a tritonium bomb meant to dissuade future wars and aggression. Unfortunately, the bomb becomes attached to the rear-end of the ship, forcing the crew to take emergency actions to detach it and send it off on its way into space, before they are all blown up. Lois Maxwell plays a reporter who stows away(!) on the ship, and Kieron Moore plays the lead astronaut. Despite the presence of a bomb, the film isn't that bad, but is a pretty dated and dull affair, much too talky and static to succeed. Though it does have a good cast, obscure film is forgettable.

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