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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

 -  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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Col. Thomas O'Bannion
Naura Hayden ...
Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan (as Nora Hayden)
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Prof. Theodore Gettell
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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 ...
Dr. Muller
William Remick ...
Dr. Hawley (as Wm. Remick)
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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)  »

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Invasion of Mars  »

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$190,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The 40-foot alien monster was actually a marionette about 15 inches high. It was essentially a combination of a rat, bat, spider, and crab. See more »

Goofs

We are left to assume that four trained scientists - one of whom comments that its leg-shaped "trees" are at least 40 feet high - fail to notice the rat-bat-spider-crab monster standing in the midst of an otherwise empty plain. See more »

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Prof. Theodore Gettell: It takes a brave man to admit his fears, Sam. We're all afraid of the unknown.
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Mysterious planet is home to gruesome monsters.
13 August 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This sci-fi adventure is not the best and by no means the worst. I agree with the statement that bad sci-fi is comical. Bizarre pink tinting and unusual special effects make this a favorite for the late, late, late show viewers. Space explorers on the planet Mars fight off strange giant amoeba-like monsters and other strange creatures. Pretty cool.

The cast includes Les Tremayne, Naura Hayden, Gerald Mohr and Jack Kruschen. Get comfy and enjoy. Don't feel bad if you nod off for a moment. I agree with adding this to the list of cult classics to not miss.


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