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Assignment: Outer Space (1960)
"Space Men" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  13 December 1961 (USA)
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In the 21st century Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Rik Van Nutter ...
Ray Peterson (IZ41) (as Rik Von Nutter)
Gabriella Farinon ...
Lucy (Y13) (as Gaby Farinon)
David Montresor ...
George the Commander
Archie Savage ...
Al (X15)
Alain Dijon ...
Archie (Y16)
Franco Fantasia ...
Sullivan (as Frank Fantasia)
Joe Pollini ...
King 116
David Maran ...
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José Néstor ...
Venus Commander (as Jose Nestor)
Anita Todesco ...
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In the 21st century Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who believes he is in the way, but has orders to leave him alone. Errant spaceship Alpha Two enters the solar system and its photon generators are radiating enough heat to destroy Earth as it approaches. It falls to Peterson to try to figure out a way to enter the spaceship, disarm the generators, and escape before suffocating. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Released to theaters in the USA on a triple bill with the East German film First Spaceship on Venus (1960) and the Japanese film The Mysterians (1957). See more »

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Not a silly movie.
2 September 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Kubrick didn't think Marghriti's movies were so silly. Watch them carefully and you will find 2001.

Hear the desolation of the space, when Rick swims for the first time in the space.

Pay attention to the mad space ship that kills its crew.

Follow the beginning, when the spacemen wake up: not so different from the awakening of 2001.

Watch all his science fiction movies carefully and you will find 2001.

think he had no money and this is the first experiment, the first Italian sci-fi movie.

Margheriti deserves much more respect.


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