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Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Approved | | Action , Sci-Fi | 16 July 1952 (USA)
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The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Director:

Fred C. Brannon

Writer:

Ronald Davidson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Holdren ... Larry Martin
Aline Towne ... Sue Davis
Wilson Wood Wilson Wood ... Bob Wilson
Lane Bradford ... Marex
Stanley Waxman ... Dr. Harding
John Crawford ... Roth
Craig Kelly Craig Kelly ... Mr. Steele
Ray Boyle ... Shane
Leonard Nimoy ... Narab
Tom Steele ... Walker [Ch. 3] / Truck Driver [Ch. 8]
Dale Van Sickel ... Telegrapher [Chs. 1, 10]
Roy Engel ... Lawson - Boat Charter Operator [Ch. 3]
Jack Harden Jack Harden ... Kerr
Paul Stader Paul Stader ... Fisherman [Ch. 7]
Gayle Kellogg Gayle Kellogg ... Dick - Rocketship Pilot
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Storyline

Security agent Larry Martin, who can fly with an experimental rocket suit, investigates clandestine visits to earth by a Martian spaceship. Meanwhile, villainous Martians conspire with a traitorous atomic scientist to blast earth out of its orbit and replace it with Mars! Can Larry and his cohort Bob Wilson stop the Martians before they complete their dastardly project? Not a zombie in sight. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Des Satans Satellit See more »

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Budget:

$176,357 (estimated)
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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (as "Narab", a Martian invader) of Leonard Nimoy. See more »

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Also available in a colorized version. See more »

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Edited from Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940) See more »

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Early Sci-Fi Serial
7 April 2004 | by cshepSee all my reviews

When viewing "Zombies of the Stratosphere " out of the context of the 1950's, it can be said that the serial falls short of avg. standards, but that said, if you have a Sat. afternoon to spend with your son, and conditions warrant you from going outside, then get out the popcorn, warm up the VCR, and pop in this adventure!!! While evil Martians(Zombies) plot to knock the Earth out of its orbit, with an Atomic(Hydrogen) bomb, Larry Martin and friends , outwit and out hustle, this dedicated group of Evil Doers, with 11 Chapters of car crashing , boat chasing, robot fighting, cliff hangers, that may amuse the over 35 crowd, and could delight younger viewers, whose Fantasy of Flight, is fulfilled, from those of us that are gravity challenged !!! Even the Female leads fight , and are not intimidated by the Outer Space villains !!! While the plot is so-so , this serial is very nostalgic , of a time when the future held so much promise, and the Universe, that was so close, still held so much mystery !!! Get the COLOR version, much more depth !!! Watch the landings onto the Spaceships, by flying humans, needs a little work !!! Enjoy !!!


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