The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  23 November 1959 (USA)
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One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Thomas O'Bannion
Naura Hayden ...
Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan (as Nora Hayden)
Prof. Theodore Gettell
CWO Sam Jacobs
Paul Hahn ...
Maj. Gen. George Treegar
J. Edward McKinley ...
Prof. Paul Weiner
Tom Daly ...
Don Lamond ...
TV Newscaster / Narrator / Martian (voice)
Edward Innes ...
Brig. Gen. Alan Prescott
Gordon Barnes ...
Maj. Lyman Ross
Jack Haddock ...
Lt. Col. Davis
Brandy Bryan ...
Nurse Hayes
Joan Fitzpatrick ...
Nurse Dixon
Duke Norton ...
William Remick ...
Dr. Hawley (as Wm. Remick)


The first spaceship to Mars, presumed lost, is found in space and brought back to Earth by remote control. Only two from an initial crew of four are still alive, but one is unconscious due to an attached alien growth, while the other is traumatized, blocking out all memory of what happened. In hopes to save the unconscious crewman, the amnesiac is interrogated back into remembering. Those in charge thereby learn of the terrible dangers awaiting anyone venturing into the spooky, ruddy stillness of the very alien Martian ecosystem. Written by statmanjeff

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23 November 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of Mars  »

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$190,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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The alien monster is the same one featured on the cover of the album "Walk Among Us" (1982) by The Misfits. See more »


When leaving the ship, the crew's space helmets lack protective glass. See more »


CWO Sam Jacobs: [to Irish] You know, I can't say that I recommend spacesuits for beautiful young dolls. What happened to all your lovely curves?
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The main title, cast and credits do not appear until the end of the film. See more »


Referenced in Planet of the Vampires (1965) See more »

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A Fun B-Movie
18 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one movie I grew up watching when I was a kid. The acting may be bad and the science may be convoluted, but it is still a fun ride. You know you are going to have a good B movie when Les Tremayne, who was in so many B's during the 60's, is one of the stars. Also, did you ever notice that the mail crew members were in wing tips? At least they flew in space in style. Also, the character of Dr. Ryan is supposed to have earned respect with her degree, but she is constantly referred to as the girl, but then again, this was the early sixties and what good b-flick doesn't have a female scientist that is all business until she's in peril and then she becomes the typical damsel in distress. This film isn't great, but it definitely is fun.

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