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Flight to Mars (1951)

Passed | | Sci-Fi | 11 November 1951 (USA)
Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writer:

Arthur Strawn (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marguerite Chapman ... Alita
Cameron Mitchell ... Steve Abbott
Arthur Franz ... Dr. Jim Barker
Virginia Huston ... Carol Stafford
John Litel ... Dr. Lane
Morris Ankrum ... Ikron
Richard Gaines ... Prof. Jackson
Lucille Barkley Lucille Barkley ... Terris
Robert Barrat ... Tillamar (as Robert H. Barratt)
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Storyline

A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Fifty Years Into The Future! See more »

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Three of the principal actors (Morris Ankrum, Richard Gaines and John Litel) all had a turn at portraying the judge on the "Perry Mason" (TV Series 1957-1966). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jim Barker: What happens to us when we die?
Dr. Lane: The whole Universe dies. Just as the Universe in which we ourselves live may someday be no more. But there are endless Universes beyond our own.
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Connections

Featured in Queen of Outer Space (1958) See more »

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Rockets, miniskirts, and cinecolor!
3 January 2003 | by David_NewcastleSee all my reviews

I agree with the all the POSITIVE comments on this unique little blast-from-the-past. "Flight to Mars" is a very enjoyable movie, despite it's limitations.

Beware, however, of the new DVD of "Flight to Mars". It is NOT derived from the same print as the prerecorded videotape that came out several years ago. The DVD print is riddled with scratches, and several scenes are ruined by numerous missing pieces of film!

We can only hope that a new DVD -- transferred from a BETTER print -- is released in the next few years. Meanwhile, please take my advice and watch the videotape. You'll thank me later.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1951 (USA) See more »

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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