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18 May 1958 (USA) See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dick Miller ... 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

Mitzi McCall ... Mitzi
Roy Gordon ... The President
Beach Dickerson ... Crewman with Gun
Jim Knight (as James Knight)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Corman ... Ground Control (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Irving Block  story
Lawrence L. Goldman  (as Lawrence Louis Goldman)
Jack Rabin  story

Produced by
Irving Block .... co-producer
Roger Corman .... producer
Jack Rabin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Greene 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby 
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Makeup Department
Stanley Orr .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lionel C. Place .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bohrer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Irving Block .... special effects
Louis DeWitt .... special effects
Jack Rabin .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Chuck Hanawalt)
 
Music Department
Walter Greene .... conductor
 

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66 min
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Trivia:
The license plate for Dr. van Ponder's car was 9Z-9324 NY.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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:
Sybil Carrington:[reading a message sent to Earth] To the United Nations of the third planet of minor luminary Sol, called by the inhabitants thereof the Earth, Attention. We the masters of the Spiral Nebula Ghana have been observing your actions. Understand, earthlings, that we look with disfavor upon your persistent efforts to depart from your own planet and infest other areas of the universe...See more »
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining low budget melodrama, 25 September 2004
Author: julianbristow111 from Novato, California

Years ago, I remember seeing this movie on a local syndicated TV station. I had completely forgotten about it until I came across a website writing a review about the movie. I tried to find the video but came up empty. After searching for quite awhile, I eventually found a copy. What I can't figure out is that "War of the Satellites" was a project of Roger Corman, a somewhat well known producer and director of low budget sci fi horror films of the 50's and 60's. This science fiction thriller which probably took 2 weeks to make, has a remarkably effective storyline combined with so-so special effects for that time period. This movie is hard to find and if you do happen to locate it, I would suggest getting it because it's not that bad of a rotten tomato.

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