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Spaceways (1953)

A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »

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Terence Fisher

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (screenplay), Charles Eric Maine (radio play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Howard Duff ... Dr. Stephen Mitchell
Eva Bartok ... Dr. Lisa Frank
Alan Wheatley ... Dr. Smith
Philip Leaver Philip Leaver ... Professor Koepler
Michael Medwin ... Dr. Toby Andrews
Andrew Osborn Andrew Osborn ... Dr. Philip Crenshaw
Cecile Chevreau Cecile Chevreau ... Vanessa Mitchell
Anthony Ireland ... General Hayes
Hugh Moxey Hugh Moxey ... Col. Alfred Daniels
David Horne ... Minister
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A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go missing - have they gone off together or are their murdered bodies circling the earth in the remains of the rocket? Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Space is a cold place to die! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viagem Espacial See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

As the movie makes ample use of V2 stock footage, the rockets discussed and shown as models, and the ones on the launchpad are completely different. See more »

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Edited from Rocketship X-M (1950) See more »

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More Spy Than Sci Fi
12 July 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Made in 1953, this is more of a cold war spy yarn than a real movie of science. Howard Duff is part of the space program, designing rockets that will crack the atmosphere. He is in a terrible marriage and his selfish wife can't stand that he makes so little money as an engineer. He has fallen in love with a beautiful technician but can't act on it. When a rocket goes haywire, he is accused of putting his wife and her lover, once a friend of his, in the final capsule. There is no way to check for the bodies and Duff is going to be brought up on murder charges by an obsessed spy chaser. This leads to a pretty ridiculous conclusion which pushes the limits of juris prudence. Duff also acts in a silly, irrational way, risking his life to prove his innocence. It has good moments along the way but fizzles in the final analysis.


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