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War of the Satellites (1958)

An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

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Eric Sinclair ...
Dr. Howard Lazar
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Jason ibn Akad
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Jered Barclay ...
John Compo (as Jerry Barclay)
John Brinkley ...
Tony Miller
Bruno VeSota ...
Mr. LeMoine
Jay Sayer ...
Jay
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Mitzi
Roy Gordon ...
The President
Beach Dickerson ...
Crewman with Gun
Jim Knight ...
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An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

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18 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Guerra de satélites  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The license plate for Dr. van Ponder's car was 9Z-9324 NY. See more »

Goofs

When Susan Cabot enters the "solar energy room," she opens the door from her right-hand side. When Richard Devon follows her in, he opens the door from his left-hand side. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Dave Boyer: Sigma calling, Sigma calling. U.N. Satellite Control, do you read me? Do you read me?
Cole Hotchkiss: U.N.S.C. calling Sigma. We read you, Sigma. We read you.
Dave Boyer: We are passing through Andromedae at the speed of light. We've made it. The whole universe is our new frontier.
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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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An entertaining sci-fi potboiler with fine acting.
23 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

In October, 1957, the Soviet Union surprised everyone with the first successful launch and orbit of a spacecraft, a satellite dubbed "Sputnik". That name and the term "satellite" was on front pages of every newspaper in America.

"War of the Satellites" was produced by Roger Corman because he knew he could get a deal (funding) from his distributor by promising a film with the then hot buzz-word, "satellite", on the marquee. His plan worked and the film was rushed together. By then, Corman had a number of capable people he could count on to pull it off. Discount the war-surplus and junkyard props and and the hardly scientific premise and "War of the Satellites" turns out to be fun and a rather credible popcorn epic. It was released on a double bill and the title brought in the expected crowd.


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