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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 23 November 1959 (USA)
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One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Thomas O'Bannion
... Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan
... Prof. Theodore Gettell
... CWO Sam Jacobs
Paul Hahn ... Maj. Gen. George Treegar
... Prof. Paul Weiner
Tom Daly ... Dr. Frank Gordon
Don Lamond ... TV Newscaster / Narrator / Martian (voice)
Edward Innes ... Brig. Gen. Alan Prescott
Gordon Barnes ... Maj. Lyman Ross
Jack Haddock ... Lt. Col. Davis
Brandy Bryan ... Nurse Hayes
... Nurse Dixon (as Joan Fitzpatrick)
Duke Norton ... Dr. Muller
William Remick ... Dr. Hawley (as Wm. Remick)
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The first spaceship to Mars, presumed lost, is found in space and brought back to Earth by remote control. Only two from an initial crew of four are still alive, but one is unconscious due to an attached alien growth, while the other is traumatized, blocking out all memory of what happened. In hopes to save the unconscious crewman, the amnesiac is interrogated back into remembering. Those in charge thereby learn of the terrible dangers awaiting anyone venturing into the spooky, ruddy stillness of the very alien Martian ecosystem. Written by statmanjeff

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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23 November 1959 (USA)  »

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Invasion of Mars  »

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$190,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

$54,000 - or just over a quarter of the film's budget - was spent turning the footage into the so-called Cinemagic process. See more »

Goofs

Irish claims the creature is single-celled like an amoeba, but it clearly has an eye, which would indicate something more complex. See more »

Quotes

Martian Voice: Men of Earth, we of the planet Mars give you this warning. Listen carefully and remember: We have known your planet Earth since the first creature crawled out of the primeval slime of your seas to become man. For millennia, we have followed your progress. For centuries, we have watched you, listened to your radio signals and learned your speech and your culture, and now you have invaded our home. Technological adults, but spiritual and emotional infants, we kept you here, deciding your fate. ...
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The main title, cast and credits do not appear until the end of the film. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Scared spit-less
28 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie scared the be jeepers out of me.

Well, I saw the original release, and I was eight years old. But it scared me good. There was all the red. There were the scary actors who had really bad five word lines out of a comic book.

There was always something OUT THERE.

There were all the kids crying and running for the exit doors.

and then the nightmares. Took me at least three days to get over this one.

This movie was made for kids. Why are there so many comments up here about this grade D flick?

And some of you are watching this thing as adults?


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