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Rocketship X-M (1950)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 2 June 1950 (USA)
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An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Orville H. Hampton (additional dialogue) (as Orville Hampton), Kurt Neumann
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Bridges ... Col. Floyd Graham
Osa Massen ... Dr. Lisa Van Horn
John Emery ... Dr. Karl Eckstrom
Noah Beery Jr. ... Maj. William Corrigan
Hugh O'Brian ... Harry Chamberlain / Voice on Loudspeaker
Morris Ankrum ... Dr. Ralph Fleming
Patrick Aherne Patrick Aherne ... Reporter #1 (as Patrick Ahern)
Sherry Moreland Sherry Moreland ... Martian Girl
John Dutra John Dutra ... Physician
Kathy Marlowe Kathy Marlowe ... Reporter (as Katherine Marlowe)
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Storyline

Astronauts (Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., and Hugh O'Brien) blast off to explore the moon. Because of craft malfunction and some fuel calculations, they end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determine that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians (who surprisingly look like humans). Those that survived reverted to a caveman-like existence. Written by Matthew Soffen <matt@tuxie.aai.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

None Came Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$94,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Lippert Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Lloyd Bridges's first of two films featuring a manned mission to the Moon. The other is Stowaway to the Moon (1975). See more »

Goofs

When the rocket reduces power the first stage of the rocket begins approaching the second stage in a violation of the laws of physics. The rocket has pulled away from the first stage and even if the power of the second stage was completely cut off inertia would keep the second stage moving faster than the first stage. See more »

Quotes

Floyd: [Aloud about Lisa after the blood pressure reading have been taken on the entire crew] The weaker sex! She's the only one whose blood pressure is normal!
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Alternate Versions

In 1978, a "Special Edition" was released by Wade Williams with new special effects scenes (shot in color in 1976). This is the version available in USA on video. See more »

Connections

Edited into Lost Continent (1951) See more »

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Saw this as a 13 year old - I was very impressed!
26 November 2003 | by rgeorgelSee all my reviews

Got to remembering this old flick lately and decided to try to find a copy. Imagine my suprise when I found it in a dual pack which included "Destination Moon" (1950). Bought them both in a heartbeat! Although both are "primitively" produced I personally think they did a good job for what they had to work with. I would be a gas to see a remake of both using todays technology.


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