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The Phantom Planet (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  13 December 1961 (USA)
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After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Fredericks ...
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Anthony Dexter ...
Herron (as Tony Dexter)
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Richard Weber ...
Al Jarvis ...
Judge Eden
Dick Haynes ...
Earl McDaniel ...
Capt. Leonard
Mike Marshall ...
Lt. White (as Michael Marshall)
John Herrin ...
Mel Curtis ...
Jimmy Weldon ...
Lt. Webb
Akemi Tani ...
Communications Officer
Lori Lyons ...
Radar Officer
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Storyline

The mysterious appearance of an unknown planet brings miniature people, giant monsters, beautiful women and undaunted heroes to the screen. The self-contained planet "Rheton" has the ability to move in and out of galaxies to escape their enemies. Earth sends an astronaut team to investigate, which discovers miniature people. One astronaut survives to help them fight off monsters and Solorite attacks. Written by Anonymous

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See!! A 6 ft. astronaut shrink to 6 inches before your very eyes! See!! The Moon Maidens! See!! The attack of the Fire People! Staring DOLORES FAITH the Girl from Outer Space! See more »


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13 December 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El planeta fantasma  »

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The big-screen debut of Richard Kiel. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Chapman first enters the scene in the beginning of the movie, he looks at his wrist to check the time - but he is not wearing a watch. See more »

Quotes

Sessom: We have two options: try to outrun them, or turn and fight! What would you do?
Herron: Me? I would fight!
Sessom: And you?
Capt. Frank Chapman: ...Fight.
Sessom: Right! That's exactly my decision!
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Instead of "The End" the end title reads "The Beginning". See more »

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Surprisingly entertaining!
10 April 2004 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

A friend gave me a cheapie DVD of this movie and I left it around the house for months, figuring that it would be a dud, remembering a picture spread on the movie in SPACEMEN, a great pre-Starlog SF movie prozine, possibly the first of the genre.

Anyway, I remembered Dean Fredericks for his great portrayal of STEVE CANYON back in the 1950s, so what the heck, I ran it and was suitably surprised. In fact I sat back for the entire 82 minutes and actually ENJOYED it! Forgetting the weird asteroid-planet and Richard 'JAWS' Kiel in the monster suit, the cast performed credibly via a sound and at times quite good, in fact intelligent, script. The tight direction and excellent B/W photography, coupled with a number of extremely attractive girls, made the viewing experience worthwhile.

Not recommended for young viewers due to the less-than special effects but for old-timers brought up on 50s SF, good entertainment.


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