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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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Complete credited cast:
John Hand
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
Elaine Frohman
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Prof. West
Thomas Wilde ...
Fred Sherman ...
Mr. Morse - Hotel Manager
Gregg Martell ...
Jim Dale - plane engineer
Jess Kirkpatrick ...
Pilot Vaccarino
Court Shepard ...
Hendry - Battalion Fire Chief
Retlinger - Cab Driver
Al Baffert ...
Plane passenger


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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June 1958 (USA)  »

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$125,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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


Nocturnal Gloom
Music by Joseph Cacciola
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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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