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Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | | Drama , Sci-Fi | 15 May 1952 (USA)
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director:

Harry Horner

Writers:

John L. Balderston (screenplay), Anthony Veiller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Graves ... Chris Cronyn
Andrea King ... Linda Cronyn
Herbert Berghof Herbert Berghof ... Franz Calder
Walter Sande ... Admiral Bill Carey
Marvin Miller ... Arjenian
Willis Bouchey ... President
Morris Ankrum ... Secretary of Defense Sparks
Orley Lindgren Orley Lindgren ... Stewart Cronyn
Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller ... Roger Cronyn
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Storyline

An American scientist contacts Mars by radio and receives information that Mars is a utopia and that Earth's people can be saved if they return to the worship of God. Revolution sweeps the Earth, including the Soviet Union. But there remains doubt about the messages being genuine, as an ex-Nazi claims he was duping the Americans. Written by Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Marte See more »

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Production Co:

Melaby Pictures Corp. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie foresaw the flat panel TV at least 40 years before they were commercially available. The scientist husband and wife main characters had what looked like a 40-inch equivalent over their fireplace and were seen watching the news on it in several scenes. Images on the television set were very accurate matte inserts. See more »

Goofs

At about 33:20. the President quotes a familiar poem, "Solution there is none, save in the Golden Rule of Christ alone." He then says, "My father was very fond of Emerson." But the line he quotes is from an anti-slavery poem of John Greenleaf Whittier. See more »

Quotes

Admiral Bill Carey: I wonder what kind of world we're opening the door on!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, "The Beginning" appears on the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Contact (1997) See more »

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"Sometimes my wife is...less than enthusiastic about this project."
26 August 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Radio transmissions believed to be from Mars turn out to have quite different origins in this intriguing Cold War-era sci-fi film that seems to be polarizing today, if IMDb is anything to go by (and I wonder). Peter Graves does a good job but Herbert Berghof steals the show as a former Nazi now working for the Russians. Andrea King is pretty annoying as the hysterical wife of Graves' character. The rest of the cast is solid. I like this movie because it's interesting with a unique plot. It's talky, yes, but that's not inherently a bad thing. It's a thought-provoking movie with some historical interest, not just a special effects spectacle. Because it has political and religious elements, it will trigger Certain Types. If you are one of those, gird your loins before watching.


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