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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.

Director:

Ib Melchior

Writers:

Ib Melchior (screenplay), Sidney W. Pink (screenplay) (as Sid Pink) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerald Mohr ... Col. Thomas O'Bannion
Nora Hayden ... Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan
Les Tremayne ... Prof. Theodore Gettell
Jack Kruschen ... CWO Sam Jacobs
Paul Hahn Paul Hahn ... Maj. Gen. George Treegar
J. Edward McKinley ... Prof. Paul Weiner
Tom Daly Tom Daly ... Dr. Frank Gordon
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... TV Newscaster / Narrator / Martian (voice)
Edward Innes Edward Innes ... Brig. Gen. Alan Prescott
Gordon Barnes Gordon Barnes ... Maj. Lyman Ross
Jack Haddock Jack Haddock ... Lt. Col. Davis
Brandy Bryan Brandy Bryan ... Nurse Hayes
Joan Patrick ... Nurse Dixon (as Joan Fitzpatrick)
Duke Norton Duke Norton ... Dr. Muller
William Remick William Remick ... Dr. Hawley (as Wm. Remick)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of Mars See more »

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Budget:

$190,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sino Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, during the shooting of the film, the title was "Invasion Mars". (see Ib Melchior: Man of Imagination by Robert Skotak) See more »

Goofs

The 'Cinemagic Process' showed the entire planet to be bathed in red light (hence, The Angry Red Planet.) Every scene where someone looks out the porthole of the spaceship, it shows a blue sky. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan: [confused as to why O'Bannion keeps calling her "Irish" instead of her name] I never know if you're calling me by name or nationality.
Col. Thomas O'Bannion: [seductively] When I call you by your name... you'll know it.
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Crazy Credits

The main title, cast and credits do not appear until the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ghosts of Mars (2001) See more »

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Tale from a man called Ib
7 October 2001 | by culwinSee all my reviews

This movie is funny and painful at the same time. The "Cinemagic" almost gave me a seizure. Despite what they imply, "Cinemagic" is not some innovative technical procedure. It was "developed" as the result of an accident, and they used it because it disguised the fact that their "monsters" were so stupid-looking. I also don't think it's a coincidence that the writer is Sid "Pink".

This movie is good for a laugh, if you are really looking for a movie made in 9 days on 200,000 dollars. It is entertaining; at least I can say that about it. The bat/rat/spider is the highlight.


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