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
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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 »
I saw this movie only one time... in 1958, when I was seven years old.I still remember it to this day which is a good indicator of the impact that this movie left on me.
The image that stands out in my mind is that of the Blood Rust virus. I can still see it in my mind after nearly fifty years. I can still recall the pulse of urgency that ran throughout the movie. In all the years that have passed since I saw this film, I have only run into one person who even recalled it. I was beginning to think that I had imagined its existence.
After reading the review on IMDb, I can only assume that I saw it the same day that I saw "The Fly" in a theater on Solano Avenue in Berkeley, California. (In the 1950's, kids could see two movies and a bunch of cartoons on a Saturday afternoon for a quarter.)
If there is a copy of this movie available on DVD or VHS, I would surely love to purchase one.
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