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The Phantom Planet -- After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.
The Phantom Planet -- After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.
The Phantom Planet -- 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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Director:
Writers:
William Telaak (screenplay) &
Fred De Gorter (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 December 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Captives of a power far, far out! See more »
Plot:
After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
I see a pattern here . . . See more (58 total) »

Cast

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Dean Fredericks ... Capt. Frank Chapman

Coleen Gray ... Liara
Anthony Dexter ... Herron (as Tony Dexter)

Francis X. Bushman ... Sessom
Richard Weber ... Lt. Ray Makonnen
Al Jarvis ... Judge Eden
Dick Haynes ... Col. Lansfield
Earl McDaniels ... Capt. Leonard (as Earl McDaniel)
Mike Marshall ... Lt. White (as Michael Marshall)
John Herrin ... Capt. Beecher
Mel Curtis ... Lt. Cutler
Jimmy Weldon ... Lt. Webb
Akemi Tani ... Communications Officer
Lori Lyons ... Radar Officer

Richard Kiel ... The Solarite
Susan Cembrowska ... Juror
Marissa Mathes ... Juror (as Merissa Mathes)
Gloria Moreland ... Juror
Judy Erickson ... Juror
Sally Carter-Ihnat ... Juror (as Marya Carter)
Allyson Ames ... Juror
Marian Thompson ... Juror (as Marion Thompson)
Dolores Faith ... Zetha
Marvin Miller ... Introductory Narrator (voice)
Leon Selznick ... Narrator (voice) (as Leon D. Selznick)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warrene Ott ... Ipsalata (uncredited)

Angelique Pettyjohn ... Juror (uncredited)

Directed by
William Marshall 
 
Writing credits
William Telaak (screenplay) &
Fred De Gorter (screenplay) and
Fred Gebhardt (screenplay)

Fred Gebhardt (original story)

William Marshall (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Fred Gebhardt .... producer
Hugo Grimaldi .... assistant producer
Leo A. Handel .... executive producer
Robert Kinoshita .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Elwood J. Nicholson (director of photography)
 
Production Design by
Robert Kinoshita 
 
Makeup Department
David Newell .... makeup artist (as Dave Newell)
Mary Westmoreland .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Maurice Vaccarino .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Walter Dick .... interplanetary sound effects
Al Overton .... sound mixer
Hayes Pagel .... interplanetary sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Charles Duncan .... special effects (as Charles R. Duncan)
 
Visual Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... director of photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ned Davenport .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marla Craig .... costume supervisor
Oscar Rodriguez .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Hugo Grimaldi .... supervising film editor
Donald Wolfe .... assistant film editor (as Don Wolfe)
 
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ben Bard .... dialogue director
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | USA:TV-G | USA:Unrated (DVD)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dolores Faith receives an "introducing" credit.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the astronauts go out of their spaceship to make a repair, they are untethered by any restraint and freely walk on the spacecraft's wing, in defiance of the laws of physics.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Beecher:It's quiet and lonely out here, and frankly we'll be happy to get back to that dreary old moon.See more »

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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
I see a pattern here . . ., 31 October 2002
Author: luciemanet (luciemanet@netzero.net) from Philadelphia, PA

Has anyone ever watched this movie and FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE back to back? Yes they are both classic examples of B movies but these two movies in particular seem to be cut from the same cloth. In both movies astronauts from Earth land on far distant planet where the dominant race is in some dire trouble and the Earthmen just happen to possess the know-how to get them out of it. In PHANTOM PLANET the people have the technology to have turned their entire planet (or asteroid which is what it really is) into a spaceship but they live in caves and sleep on marble beds! (The whole race must have back problems) What gets me though is that just below the surface of the plots of both movies is the same male fantasy. In both movies the macho Earthment encounter ineffective males on both planets and races of totally submissive females who wander aimlessly around barefoot and miniskirted waiting for some man to notice them. In PHANTOM PLANET the women mostly just stand around while the men argue, fight and wonder what to do next. In both movies the strong assertive woman turns out to be the villain! Okay, I know to keep saying "It's only a movie" but couldn't the tough girl have also been the nice girl?

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