An ambitious, headstrong businessman uses his huge personal fortune to construct a spaceship that will take him to Mars.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Wayne Crowder
Cameron Prud'Homme ...
Marty Peters


Headstrong, ambitious, sometimes unscrupulous businessman Wayne Crowder, an entrepreneurial capitalist, has ambitions to build a spaceship that is capable of interplanetary travel. Despite warnings about the foolhardiness of his undertaking, Crowder is determined to follow through especially when a meek scientist named Wilkins shares his ideas about utilizing magnetism as a propulsion device. After clearing Earth's gravitational pull, Crowder feels the theory has been proven and wishes to return to Earth but finds out he has signed up for more than he bargained for. Written by (

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26 October 1951 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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After Crowder and Wilkins have blasted off in their spaceship and well on their way to Mars, the business ties they wore on Earth are still visible under their space suits. See more »


Wayne Crowder: You've got to get way up to reach a star, Wayne.
Marty: If you fall, you're Humpty Dumpty.
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Quite a nice little treat.
23 February 2009 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

Wealthy industrialist Wayne Crowder uses all his company's assets to build a private spaceship and become the first man in space. He pushes at all costs to achieve his goal. What will happen?, well that's what this story is about. Very low budget TV "play" from the early years of television. A nice little surprise twist puts this short selection to a close. Listen to the dramatic background music, very reminiscent of old radio shows. Test flight is quite a nice little treat. The DVD that I saw was complete with commercials from Jacques Kreisler watchbands. If you don't like the old stuff, stay away. If you get a kick out of B movies, maybe even old radio shows, this is for you.

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