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Riders to the Stars (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 14 January 1954 (USA)
In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Richard Carlson, Herbert L. Strock (uncredited)

Writer:

Curt Siodmak (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Dr. Richard Stanton
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. Don Stanton
Richard Carlson ... Dr. Jerry Lockwood
Martha Hyer ... Dr. Jane Flynn
Dawn Addams ... Susan Manners
Robert Karnes ... Walter Gordon
Lawrence Dobkin ... Dr. Delmar
George Eldredge ... Dr. Paul Dryden
Dan Riss ... Dr. Frank Werner
Michael Fox ... Dr. Klinger
King Donovan ... James O'Herli
Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs ... David Wells
James Best ... Dr. Sidney K. Fuller (as James K. Best)
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Storyline

In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to Earth. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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SEE! the breath-taking sight of earth as seen from outer space! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

150 milhas acima da Terra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Color Corporation of America)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Stanley Cortez was fired and replaced (by Joseph F. Biroc) after clashing with director Herbert L. Strock, but still retained screen credit. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Drayden announces that the facility is the "Snake Mountain Proving Grounds," but the sign at the entrance reads "White Snake Proving Grounds." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jerry Lockwood: [to Susan Manners] I've only got 20-20 vision for you.
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Soundtracks

Riders to the Stars
Music by Harry Sukman
Lyrics by Leon Pober
Vocalist: Kitty White
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An Overlooked Classic
27 March 2003 | by JHC3See all my reviews

As a long time classic sci fi fanatic, I must admit I'd never even heard of this film before. This comes as no surprise as it seems to have had essentially no significant release to VHS or DVD yet. For the fan of classic black and white '50s sci fi, this is essential viewing. Though the model effects are primitive and the "science" is rather dubious, the cast is first rate. Reasonably effective use of stock footage of U.S. military V-2 rocket tests helps overcome some of the budgetary limitations.


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