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Spy in the Sky! (1958)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 20 July 1958 (USA)
A captive German, engaged on the Russian satellite program, holds the secret of Sputnik's beep signals. He escapes into the Free World where he is kidnapped by agents who want to "sell" him to the highest bidder.

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Vic Cabot
Sandra Francis ...
Eve Brandisi
Andrea Domburg ...
Alexandrine Duvivier
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Col. Benedict
Bob De Lange ...
Sidney Jardine
Hans Tiemeyer ...
Dr. Fritz Keller, alias Hans Krauss
Herbert Curiel ...
Pepi Vidor (as Herbert Curiël)
Dity Oorthuis ...
Fritzi
Albert E. Gollin ...
Martin, consul's representative
Leon Dorian ...
Agent Max Maxwell
Roland Wagter ...
Soldier (as Roland Wagter Jr)
Monica Witkowna ...
Gypsy Singer
Harold Horsten ...
Pawnbroker
R. Borello ...
Milkman
H.J. Hagemeyer ...
Policeman
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A captive German, engaged on the Russian satellite program, holds the secret of Sputnik's beep signals. He escapes into the Free World where he is kidnapped by agents who want to "sell" him to the highest bidder.

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Espionagem no Espaço  »

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Aired on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1964
26 January 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1958's "Spy in the Sky!" was clearly inspired by the launching of Sputnik, but was beaten to the screen by Roger Corman's "War of the Satellites." A little seen and rather ordinary spy thriller with no sci fi elements, starring American import Steve Brodie, who must contend with multiple bad guys (led by George Coulouris) in tracking down a German scientist who knows all the Spunik secrets. Director W. Lee Wilder, younger brother of Billy Wilder, had by now relocated to England, winding down his undistinguished career with scripts cranked out by his son Myles, who wrote both "Spy in the Sky!" and "Bluebeards Ten Honeymoons." Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille's Chiller Theater remained a Pittsburgh staple for 20 years, and this feature was among the titles that aired during its first season, paired with Roger Corman's "Atlas" -March 15 1964 (not surprisingly, neither film ever appeared again).


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