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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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Boundless adventure from limitless space! See more »


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Edward Bernds: Television news announcer See more »


Laura moves the TV unit in the hotel room a bit when she turns it off, but the picture on the TV doesn't move at all, as it was inserted afterward. See more »


Pvt. Joe Rattigan: [to the stewardess] Are there any other brunettes on this flight wearing tweed coarts?
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Referenced in Men in Black II (2002) See more »


Music by Geordie Hormel
Bistro Music
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Finally found!
4 August 2004 | by kc5arbSee all my reviews

I figure I saw this gem when I was about 11, back when I lived in Queens NY.

My memories are similar to the other notations on this flic, except that I was too young to form an opinion about its artistic merits. My real memory was the term blood rust, and the memory of a scene where detectives were finding it in a boxcar. (Ok, its possible I mixed that one up with a scene from "Them". I remembered it as the b part running with This Island Earth, but it may well have been playing with the Fly, as others indicated. The long and this short of it was that this one bugged me, as I could until recently find no movies referenced to "blood Rust". None of the printed compendiums of Sci-Fi movies helped. A recent call for help on another web site finally gave me the Space Master title, which did the trick! A 45 year mystery solved!

Now I need to find a copy!

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Release Date:

June 1958 (USA) See more »

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Doomsday 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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