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Space Master X-7 (1958)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Williams ...
John Hand
Lyn Thomas ...
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
Carol Varga ...
Elaine Frohman
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Prof. West
Thomas Wilde ...
Collins
Fred Sherman ...
Mr. Morse - Hotel Manager
Gregg Martell ...
Jim Dale - plane engineer
Jess Kirkpatrick ...
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!


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June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doomsday  »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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Moe Howard, of The Three Stooges fame, makes a cameo appearance as a cab driver. Production assistant Norman Maurer was Moe's son-in-law, and director Edward Bernds was a longtime friend and had directed many Three Stooges shorts and several of their features. Moe found himself out of work after more than 25 years when Columbia Pictures closed its Shorts department with no notice early in 1958. Bernds offered Moe the cab driver part, and Moe in turn asked him to take on hire Maurer, who was trying to get a foothold in the film business. Bernds knew Maurer and considered him to be a talented artist, so he hired him as a sketch artists to help the special-effects department. 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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Dismal Swamp
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Music by Joseph Cacciola
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Still get the chills
29 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like the previous commenter I also saw this as a child, and in the spirit of his well written comments, I will add it was at the old Nile Theater in South Minneapolis. I was about 10. I had nightmares about this film for many days after, and to this day 50 years later, I still remember the title! Definitely not for the discerning adult, but my sci-fi grandson would love it! Solid 8 rating for the memories and thrills. However, it is only marginally acted. The special effects are good, and the airplane scene mentioned is thrilling. The oozing through the vent duct in the lab will remind you you are not safe even in your own home. I'd sure like to see this again!


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