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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 ... 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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SEE! The first contact between Earth and Mars! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The statue of Christ is "Christ the Redeemer of the Andes," high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile. It was dedicated on March 13, 1904, to celebrate the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two countries. See more »

Goofs

The Russian patrol that arrives to search the peasants' house arrives in a World War II-era American "deuce and a half" (two and half ton truck) but it is very possible that this truck could of been part of the massive shipment of American made war material shipped to the USSR during World War Two. See more »

Quotes

Linda Cronyn: It's the Sermon on the Mount... from Mars.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Red Planet (2000) See more »

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One of the worst movies I´v ever seen
8 April 2000 | by grancronopio-2See all my reviews

If you´re an anti-communist and you think Communists aren´t human being you will probably like this movie. (And if you´re so stupid to think nazi-communists do exist) The plot is mediocre, not-surprising and the religious message is quite annoying. Watch it if you like Ed Wood and B-class movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Planet Mars See more »

Company Credits

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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