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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Ib Melchior

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Ib Melchior (screenplay by), Sidney W. Pink (screenplay by) (as Sid Pink) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Maj. Gen. George Treegar
J. Edward McKinley ... Prof. Paul Weiner
Tom Daly Tom Daly ... Dr. Frank Gordon
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... TV Newscaster / Special 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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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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Cinemagic and you invade the Angry red Planet. (Ad cuts). See more »


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Trivia

The Army Air Corps patches they wear on their flight suits appear to have a rocket on them in the middle. There was never any such patch made by the Army for the Air Corps and must have been custom made for the costumes. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, it's said that there is a communications lag with Earth of just a couple seconds, adding "just wait until it's a couple hours!" But at their greatest separation, the radio lag between Earth and Mars would only be about 22 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan: Fantastic! All the characteristics of plant life but no chlorophyll!
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Crazy Credits

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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along came a spider-rat
16 July 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Angry Red Planet" will be a treat for anyone who admires sci-fi flicks from the '50s and early '60s. Basically, a group of astronauts travels to Mars looking for life. They find an over-sized being which appears to be a cross between a rat and a spider. And the Munchkin mayor from "The Wizard of Oz".

I guess that there's nothing particularly unique about this movie; that era yielded many movies about people finding things in outer space. But like I said, if you have a special affinity for old-fashioned B-movies, then this is the movie for you. Watching the DVD with Spanish subtitles makes it even more interesting.


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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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Sino Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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