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Space Master X-7 (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | June 1958 (USA)
A fungus brought from space threatens to grow and spread, devouring everyone in its path.


Edward Bernds


George Worthing Yates (original screenplay), Daniel Mainwaring (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Bill Williams ... John Hand
Lyn Thomas ... Laura Greeling
Robert Ellis ... Pvt. Joe Rattigan
Paul Frees ... Dr. Charles T. Pommer / Train-Station Announcer
Rhoda Williams Rhoda Williams ... Stewardess Archer
Joan Barry Joan Barry ... Jean Meyers - brunet
Carol Varga ... Elaine Frohman
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Prof. West
Thomas Wilde Thomas Wilde ... Collins
Fred Sherman ... Mr. Morse - Hotel Manager
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... Jim Dale - plane engineer
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Pilot Vaccarino
Court Shepard Court Shepard ... Hendry - Battalion Fire Chief
Moe Howard ... Retlinger - Cab Driver
Al Baffert Al Baffert ... Plane passenger


A space probe returns to Earth covered with a strange fungus. The fungus is accidentally tinged with human blood and is transformed into an ever-growing pile of space rust, dubbed "Blood Rust". It is up to John Hand and Joe Rattigan to find the one woman who can stop the rust from spreading and taking over the world. Written by Paul White <pdwhite@ibm.net>

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When Retlinger, the cab driver (played by Moe Howard), is piecing together the sketch from elements on plastic sheets, this was actually an animation drawing board with acme pegs and animation cels. See more »


Prior to landing the blood rust is seen outside the plane windows, and passengers react in panic to this sight; however, there is no sign of the fungus as the plane lands, nor immediately after as the passengers are now calmly offloaded and taken to waiting buses. See more »


Laura Greeling: [to Pommer, who seems precoccupied by his experiments] Why are you doing this? Why can't you be more human?
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Dismal Swamp
Music by Joseph Cacciola
Sam Fox Music Library
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A solid "B" but better than I expected.
10 October 2009 | by vawlkee_2000See all my reviews

Better than it had a right to be! The premise was good, the screenplay was good, even the acting and direction were good. When I was in grammar school, the film was re-released about 1960 and several of my schoolmates kept referring to the "blood rust", some calling it "blood lust" and telling me about the film, I was jealous! I figured it was some sort of zany shocker but never *sighs* got to see it on the big screen. 2009 rolls around and The Fox Movie Channel runs it and at long last I get to see it......Quite good! I have to admit that I was disappointed only because it was such a literate and well handled film and not something akin to a Corman flick. Paul Frees, one of the most overused voices in H'wood gives an amazingly solid performance as an obsessed scientist. I also like the stock music tracks used as well...I picked up several composers in the mix, not the least was Victor Lazslo. Too slick for it's own good! As a child I would have been bored, but not now.....

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June 1958 (USA) See more »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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Regal Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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