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First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
"Der schweigende Stern" (original title)

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When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

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Complete credited cast:
Yôko Tani ...
Die japanische Ärztin / Sumiko Ogimura MD
Oldrich Lukes ...
Amerikanischer Atomphysiker / Prof. Harringway Hawling
Ignacy Machowski ...
Polnischer Chefingenieur / Prof. Saltyk / Prof. Durand
Julius Ongewe ...
Afrikanischer Fernsehtechniker / Talua
Michail N. Postnikow ...
Sowjetischer Astronaut / Prof. Arsenew / Prof. Orloff
Kurt Rackelmann ...
Indischer Mathematiker / Prof. Sikarna
Günther Simon ...
Deutscher Pilot / Robert / Raimund Brinkmann
Tang Hua-Ta ...
Chinesischer Linguist / Dr. Tchen Yu / Lao Tsu
Lucyna Winnicka ...
Fernsehreporterin / Joan Moran (as Lucina Winnicka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Horst Schäfer ...
Wissenschaftler
Danuta Szaflarska ...
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Storyline

(U.S. Version) A mysterious magnetic spool found during a construction project is discovered to have originated from Venus. A rocket expedition to Venus is launched to discover the origin of the spool and the race that created it. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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You are there... on man's most incredible journey!

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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31 October 1962 (USA)  »

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First Spaceship on Venus  »

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In the original German version, "Brinkman(n)" isn't American but East German, and the "Durand" character is a Soviet cosmonaut by the name of "Prof. Arsenjew" (Arsenyev), "the man who steered the first rocket to the moon"! See more »

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At the beginning of the movie where Professor Harringway is presenting the crew of the Cosmostrator to the Press and TV audience the American Brinkman is present. But shortly after Brinkman, the first American to step foot on the Moon, is introduced as he arrives piloting a jet. See more »

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Good old sci fi
26 February 2001 | by (VEGAS) – See all my reviews

This movie suprised me. I thought I was going to see a cheesy old science fiction movie. But this movie, for its time, is actually really good. The special effects are pretty impressive for a film this old, and I love the design of the spaceship. I have no idea what kind of budget this movie was done on, but there are a lot of scenes in this movie that look BIG budget! The sets are very impressive, lavish and expansive. And the enviornment of Venus is detailed, spooky, and bizarre. I didn't care for the little plastic spiders, I thought that was distractingly goofy. I was very suprised to see such a forward thinking and racially diversified cast. For its time, such diversity was totally unheard of. Its a little long and slightly boring, but for good old fashioned sci fi, with cool alien landscapes and bizarre spaceships, this is a must see. Thats why I am rating this movie fairly high, giving it an 8.


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