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Assignment: Outer Space (1960)

Space Men (original title)
Unrated | | Sci-Fi | 13 December 1961 (USA)
In the 22nd Century, Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station's ommander, who... See full summary »

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Antony Daisies)

Writers:

Ennio De Concini (as Vassilji Petrov), Jack Wallace
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rik Van Nutter ... Ray Peterson (IZ41) (as Rik Von Nutter)
Gabriella Farinon ... Lucy (Y13) (as Gaby Farinon)
David Montresor David Montresor ... George the Commander
Archie Savage ... Al (X15)
Alain Dijon Alain Dijon ... Archie (Y16)
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Sullivan (as Frank Fantasia)
Joe Pollini Joe Pollini ... King 116
David Maran David Maran ... Davis
José Néstor José Néstor ... Venus Commander (as Jose Nestor)
Anita Todesco Anita Todesco ... Venus Control
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Storyline

In the 22nd Century, Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station's ommander, who think he's in the way, but has orders to leave him alone. Errant spaceship, Alpha Two enters the solar system and its photon generators are radiating enough heat to destroy Earth as it approaches. It falls to Peterson to try to figure out a way to enter the spaceship, disarm the generators, and escape before suffocating. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Terror awaits...in the mists of outer space! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assignment: Outer Space See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Titanus, Ultra Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Ultra Film had so much faith in the science fiction genre that they immediately re-teamed director Antonio Margheriti and writer Ennio De Concini to do a second film, "Battle of the Worlds" (1961). See more »

Goofs

When the space-taxi is approaching the Alpha II, the receding BZ-88 (as seen behind the taxi) much closer that the thousands of kilometers needed to be safe from the thermo-fields being generated by the Alpha II's photon drives. See more »

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Referenced in Nightmare in Blood (1977) See more »

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In the days when astronauts weren't screened
11 September 2010 | by microfameSee all my reviews

This is part of a larger 50's movie portrayal of people shot into space who are so over-emotional and unbalanced, you wonder how they beat out all the other astronaut candidates.

I really just wanted to see if any other viewers shared my laugh-out-loud moment from the film......when the reporter punches out that other guy and the camera fast-pans over to the female lead in the doorway, who witnessed it, and she has absolutely NO EXPRESSION on her face! Not even a trace of any reaction....

This is fine as a "background movie", on a rainy weekend day when you're puttering around the house.


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