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Space Master X-7 (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | June 1958 (USA)
A fungus brought from space threatens to grow and spread, devouring everyone in its path.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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John Hand
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Laura Greeling
Robert Ellis ...
Pvt. Joe Rattigan
Paul Frees ...
Dr. Charles T. Pommer / Train-Station Announcer
Rhoda Williams ...
Stewardess Archer
Joan Barry ...
Jean Meyers - brunet
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Elaine Frohman
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Prof. West
Thomas Wilde ...
Collins
Fred Sherman ...
Mr. Morse - Hotel Manager
Gregg Martell ...
Jim Dale - plane engineer
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Pilot Vaccarino
Court Shepard ...
Hendry - Battalion Fire Chief
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Retlinger - Cab Driver
Al Baffert ...
Plane passenger
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Storyline

A space probe returns to Earth covered with a strange fungus. The fungus is accidentally tinged with human blood and is transformed into an ever-growing pile of space rust, dubbed "Blood Rust". It is up to John Hand and Joe Rattigan to find the one woman who can stop the rust from spreading and taking over the world. Written by Paul White <pdwhite@ibm.net>

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Satellite Terror Strikes The Earth! See more »


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June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doomsday  »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Retlinger, the cab driver (played by Moe Howard), is piecing together the sketch from elements on plastic sheets, this was actually an animation drawing board with acme pegs and animation cels. See more »

Goofs

Laura moves the TV unit in the hotel room a bit when she turns it off, but the picture on the TV doesn't move at all, as it was inserted afterward. See more »

Quotes

Laura Greeling: [to Pommer, who seems precoccupied by his experiments] Why are you doing this? Why can't you be more human?
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Connections

Referenced in Men in Black II (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Doomed Evening
(uncredited)
Music by William Loose and John Seely
Sam Fox Music Library
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Age and era make a difference

As a child I spent the summers with my grandparents in northern New Jersey. In the summer of 1959 the parents of a friend of mine were taking him to see a movie at a drive-in and I was invited,which movie didn't matter to me, just a chance to see a movie was great. The movie was Space Master X-7 and as child of 11 it scared the heck out of me (my mental film vault still has a has a clip of the scientist being absorbed by the fungus). That was the 1950's, cold war, Castro and all, traveling to outerspace was still a dream. A child of 11 today would find the movie laughable and the effects lame, but in the dark of a summer night in 1959 the movie had its effect.


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