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The Lost Missile (1958)

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

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(as William Lester Berke)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. David Loring
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Joan Wood
Phillip Pine ...
Dr. Joe Freed (as Philip Pine)
Larry Kerr ...
General Barr
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Ella Freed
Fred Engelberg ...
TV Singer (as Fred Engleberg)
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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)
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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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You won't believe your eyes - but you'll never forget what they see! See more »

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Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das rote Telefon... Alarm!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Stock footage shows jets firing rockets at the Lost Missile as it passes in front of them. Since the speed of the missile is 4000 miles per hour, it would have shot by the jets and rockets within a second or two of the rockets' launches. In order to hit a missile going that fast, the jets would have had to fire before the target was in visual range. See more »

Quotes

Dr. David Loring: There must be at least two million children in New York. I wonder how many will get out alive.
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Crazy Credits

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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