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Release Date:
8 July 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Moon is Captured! The Earth is Next! See more »
Plot:
The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ryô Ikebe ... Maj. Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyôko Anzai ... Etsuko Shiraishi
Koreya Senda ... Professor Adachi
Minoru Takada ... The Commander
Len Stanford ... Dr. Roger Richardson
Harold Conway ... Dr. Immerman
Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Iwomura
Hisaya Itô ... Kogure
Nadao Kirino ... Gravity Man
Fuyuki Murakami ... Inspector Iriake
Malcolm Pearce ... Dr. Achmed
Leonard Walsh ... Thomas Sheldon
Kôzô Nomura ... Rocket Commander
Ikio Sawamura ... Lantern Man
Tadashi Okabe ... Newscaster
Yutaka Oka ... Scientist
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Official
Rinsaku Ogata ... Astronomer
Shigeo Katô ... Astronomer
Saburô Kadowaki ... Astronomer
Yukihiko Gondô ... Official
Geroge Whyman ... Roger
Elise Richter ... Sylvia
Dona Carlson ... Roger's Wife
Osman Yusuf ... Bystander
Heinz Bodmer ... Advisor
Takuzô Kumagai ... Alien (as Jirô Kumagai)
Katsumi Tezuka ... Alien
Mitsuo Tsuda ... Alien
Kisao Hatamochi ... Alien
Yasuo Araki ... Alien
Keisuke Yamada ... Alien
Kôji Kamimura ... Alien
Shinjirô Hirota ... Alien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôichi Satô
George Wyman

Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jôjirô Okami  story
Shin'ichi Sekizawa  writer

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Kazuji Taira 
 
Production Design by
Teruaki Abe 
 
Production Management
Yasuaki Sakamoto .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Kajita .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Chôshichirô Mikami .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects cinematographer
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Hidesaburo Araki .... special effects opticals
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special effects compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rokuro Ishikawa .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uchû daisensô" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Japan:93 min | USA:90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
A different cast had to be brought in for this movie because the original actors were unavailable except for Harold Conway, who portrayed Dr. Immelman.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: The strings holding the flying machines (rocket ships and flying saucers) aloft are clearly visible in several scenes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Independence Day (1996)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Saturday Afternoon Fun 1959, 5 April 2006
Author: marcolm from United States

Battle in Outer Space brings back some happy memories. I recall seeing this movie at the local Strand Theatre. I was (10) years old at the time and it was such a revelation to see an outer space film in "Color". In those days most Saturday afternoon Sci-Fi was in B/W. True, there were a few high dollar efforts like War of the Worlds and Forbidden Planet but for the money, or lack there of, this "B" films brilliant colors & special effects (loved those jitter-bugging saucers)held its own with the big boys. I recently bought a Japanese DVD version at eBay, with English subtitles, and believe me it's just not the same as the dubbed English version. Forget the bad lip-sink, that "Voice of Doom" from the Natal Moon base is not nearly as ominous in Japanese. Glad to see others remember this little "B" gem too. Hope to see it properly released in DVD soon.

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