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Mission Mars (1968)

Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

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Col. Mike Blaiswick
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Nick Grant
George De Vries ...
Duncan
Heather Hewitt ...
Edith Blaiswick
Michael DeBeausset ...
Cliff Lawson
Shirley Parker ...
Alice Grant
Bill Kelly ...
Russian Astronaut
Chuck Zink ...
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Ralph Miller ...
Simpson
Art Barker ...
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Monroe Myers ...
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Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

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Endstation Mars  »

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The mission liftoff is depicted by stock NASA footage of three different rocket takeoffs; SA-201, SA-202, and a third, unidentified Atlas rocket. Several rocket scenes of the landing and second takeoff make use of the Atlas rocket footage. See more »

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During the flight while still in deep space, Blaiswick walks by a porthole in the ship and it shows a blue sky outside. See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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No More Tears
Written by Gus Pardalis
Sung by Sturg Pardalis
Music by The Forum Quorum
through special arrangement with Hal Davis
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Talented actors mired in a terrible mess
23 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Oh ...my....goodness. Darren McGavin is a talented actor. Nick Adams is a talented actor. While I think they did the best they could, this is simply dreadful. I sincerely hope their checks cashed because there cannot possibly be any other reason for agreeing to be involved in this cinematic disaster. One problem is that Nick Adams had very little to do. He can always be counted on to give a good performance but fiddling with some kind of dial for the majority of the picture is a misuse of his skill. I am not a science fiction fan so the story needs to be compelling to engage me. Sadly, this ain't it. I truly admire actors: they are the most underemployed group of people I know. So many talented people and not enough quality work for them. Darren McGavin lived to put this disaster behind him. He is fondly remembered for other, better roles. Sadly, Nick Adams did not live long enough to see his career turn around as well, which it very likely would have. So many actors have had second acts to their careers and he could certainly have thrived in supporting roles. I have read the other reviews and know that this film has a special place in some people's lives. Good to know. I will watch another episode of The Rebel or Saints and Sinners to see Nick Adams in a much more worthy vehicle.


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