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The Lost Missile (1958)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  December 1958 (USA)
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A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. David Loring
Ellen Parker ...
Joan Wood
Phillip Pine ...
Dr. Joe Freed (as Philip Pine)
Larry Kerr ...
General Barr
Marilee Earle ...
Ella Freed
Fred Engelberg ...
TV Singer (as Fred Engleberg)
Kitty Kelly ...
Mama - Ella's Mother
Selmer Jackson ...
Secretary of State
Hari Rhodes ...
Black Man at Piano
Shirley J. Shawn ...
Black Woman by Piano (as Shirley Shawn)
J. Anthony Hughes ...
Governor of New York
Robert Busch
Jack Holland ...
Harold
John McNamara ...
Civil Aeronautics Board Officer
Mike Steele
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A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

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A weird invader ... turning oceans to steam ... melting mountains ... turning men and women white with the awesome, horrible way it KILLS! See more »

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December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das rote Telefon... Alarm!  »

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Original director William Berke died of a sudden heart attack on the first day of shooting. His son, Lester Wm. Berke, took over. See more »

Goofs

When the scientist's wife has her baby, a neighbor announces it's a very healthy boy but the baby is never heard crying at any time. See more »

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Opening credits shown over a missile flying through a group of stars. See more »

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Nostalgic Fifties Shock Cinema
29 November 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I remember watching "Lost Missile" (actually throwing a fit until my brother and several cousins at whose home I was an overnight guest agreed to watch it with me - I was, from time to time, the Eric Cartman of the 1960s - sorry, guys) and being somewhat embarrassed when the sustained wave of million-degree heat emerged as a plot device - even as a second-grader I knew that a mere missile just couldn't carry the energy around for that much heat or devastation over more than the duration and limited radius of a nuclear detonation.

My inflicting that turkey on loving relatives was a self-punishing crime.

The film's production values were very good. The acting isn't bad (apart from the Shatnerism of the actor who played governor's aide that someone else here mentioned).

But the idea of a missile Easy-Baking the surface of the Earth by means of the heat of its exhaust... no.

How'd the people at "Mystery Science Theater 3000" miss "The Lost Missile," anyway?

It's a great classic of unintentional comedy - watch it if you want something to drink beer to some weekend.


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