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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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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
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 ...
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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)  »

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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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Connections

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

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Threatening Evening
(uncredited)
Music by William Loose and John Seely
Sam Fox Music Library
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A solid "B" but better than I expected.
10 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Better than it had a right to be! The premise was good, the screenplay was good, even the acting and direction were good. When I was in grammar school, the film was re-released about 1960 and several of my schoolmates kept referring to the "blood rust", some calling it "blood lust" and telling me about the film, I was jealous! I figured it was some sort of zany shocker but never *sighs* got to see it on the big screen. 2009 rolls around and The Fox Movie Channel runs it and at long last I get to see it......Quite good! I have to admit that I was disappointed only because it was such a literate and well handled film and not something akin to a Corman flick. Paul Frees, one of the most overused voices in H'wood gives an amazingly solid performance as an obsessed scientist. I also like the stock music tracks used as well...I picked up several composers in the mix, not the least was Victor Lazslo. Too slick for it's own good! As a child I would have been bored, but not now.....


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