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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... John Hand
... Laura Greeling
... Pvt. Joe Rattigan
... Dr. Charles T. Pommer / Train-Station Announcer
Rhoda Williams ... Stewardess Archer
Joan Barry ... Jean Meyers - brunet
... Elaine Frohman
Thomas Browne Henry ... Prof. West
Thomas Wilde ... Collins
Fred Sherman ... Mr. Morse - Hotel Manager
Gregg Martell ... Jim Dale - plane engineer
... Pilot Vaccarino
Court Shepard ... Hendry - Battalion Fire Chief
... Retlinger - Cab Driver
Al Baffert ... Plane passenger
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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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Satellite Terror Strikes The Earth! See more »


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June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doomsday  »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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In the scene where Laura enters the train station (Los Angeles' Union Station) you overhear an announcement regarding a departing train. The announcer was none other than Paul Frees, as usual doing multiple voices in a given film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Men in Black II (2002) See more »

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Violent Pursuit
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Music by William Loose and John Seely
Sam Fox Music Library
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Better than I expected.
25 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I was kid, I used to sometimes see stills or brief mentions of this film in science fiction movie books or in the pages of "monster" magazines. But for some strange reason this film never turned up on TV, even though other science fiction offerings made by Fox from the same period often did. No one I knew had seen it except for older people who saw it when it was first released in 1958 to theaters. Having seen it recently on video, I can tell you that SPACE MASTER X 7 is no "lost" classic, but its a not bad low budget drive in feature with a slightly unusual menace and director Edward Byrnes deserves credit for trying hard to make a serious (sometimes he tries to hard) adult science fiction thriller. Done in a semi-documentary style, Byrnes sometimes slows down the films pace but overall its not a bad job.

One area of interest to film buffs is the films casting. We have Paul ("man of a thousands voices") Frees in a surprisingly large on screen role as a "heel" scientist who accidently unleashes the "blood rust". Of course the person often mentioned in this film is Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, in a rare character part as a cab driver who helps the feds track down a woman who was exposed to the deadly alien fungus. This film was made when the stooges career was in limbo; between the time Columbia dropped the stooges because it was no longer interested in making shorts, and the time before they boys returned to the screen for feature films. Director Byrnes began his film career directing 3 Stooges shorts, and was good friends with the boys, so it was he who probably got Moe a part in the picture.


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