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War of the Satellites (1958)

 |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  18 May 1958 (USA)
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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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Cast overview:
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Dave Boyer
Susan Cabot ...
Sybil Carrington
Richard Devon ...
Dr. Pol Van Ponder
Eric Sinclair ...
Dr. Howard Lazar
Michael Fox ...
Jason ibn Akad
Robert Shayne ...
Cole Hotchkiss
Jered Barclay ...
John Compo (as Jerry Barclay)
John Brinkley ...
Crew Member
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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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18 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Most of the action seems to take place in New York, the home of the United Nations (and also based in views of the car license plates). But whenever a newspaper is flashed on the screen, it is always based in either Los Angeles or San Francisco. Further, all satellite launches in the 1950s were from Cape Canaveral in Florida. 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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A great "bad" film!
4 August 2005 | by (Alpha Centauri) – See all my reviews

I believe that I read somewhere that Roger Corman made this film in 4 days. I first saw it on a late Friday night weekly bad movie show from Channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by Ernie Andersen under the moniker "Ghoulardi". You can look him up on IMDb. He had great fun at the expense of this film which he selected as the all-time worst sci-fi film ever shown on his show. He would insert himself into the film and "interact" with the characters and turn the film into an hilarious romp. After commercial breaks, all sorts of hilarious hijinks would ensue that made it worthwhile to stay up late. I found this film on Ebay on DVD and have enjoyed it immensely. Find a copy and view it - you won't be sorry!


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