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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

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
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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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December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das rote Telefon... Alarm!  »

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Trivia

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

Even though authorities order the streets cleared except for emergency vehicles and school buses evacuating children, a man in a sports car almost wrecks the Jove project with an accident. Yet, after the jeep with the plutonium is carjacked, a solo driver in a sports car comes ambling along, down the road leading to the missile base without any explanation for why he's on the road. See more »

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

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good sci-fi
11 September 2003 | by (boston, ma) – See all my reviews

This may be THE sleeper sci-fi film of the 50s. Very imaginative story--plausible & with adult storytelling/writing. Loggia was great. I did find a VHS copy on ebay a few years ago and the story held up very well! And that alien missile looks like it was designed by Giger! ("Alien")


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