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The Phantom Planet (1961)

After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.

Director:

William Marshall

Writers:

William Telaak (screenplay), Fred De Gorter (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Fredericks ... Capt. Frank Chapman
Coleen Gray ... Liara
Anthony Dexter ... Herron (as Tony Dexter)
Francis X. Bushman ... Sessom
Richard Weber Richard Weber ... Lt. Ray Makonnen
Al Jarvis Al Jarvis ... Judge Eden
Dick Haynes ... Col. Lansfield
Earl McDaniel Earl McDaniel ... Capt. Leonard
Mike Marshall Mike Marshall ... Lt. White (as Michael Marshall)
John Herrin John Herrin ... Capt. Beecher
Mel Curtis Mel Curtis ... Lt. Cutler
Jimmy Weldon Jimmy Weldon ... Lt. Webb
Akemi Tani Akemi Tani ... Communications Officer
Lori Lyons Lori Lyons ... Radar Officer
Richard Kiel ... The Solarite
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Storyline

The mysterious appearance of an unknown planet brings miniature people, giant monsters, beautiful women and undaunted heroes to the screen. The self-contained planet "Rheton" has the ability to move in and out of galaxies to escape their enemies. Earth sends an astronaut team to investigate, which discovers miniature people. One astronaut survives to help them fight off monsters and Solorite attacks. Written by Anonymous

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Captives of a power far, far out! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta fantasma See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The big-screen debut of Richard Kiel. See more »

Goofs

When Chapman is being pulled towards the asteroid he is sitting in the left-hand seat. After it lands he is sitting in the right hand seat. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Narrator: What the future will reveal of this story is only the beginning, only the beginning, only the beginning...
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Instead of "The End" the end title reads "The Beginning". See more »


Soundtracks

Caliban and Ariel
(uncredited)
Music by Desmond Leslie
[Plays repeatedly in the score.]
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Its Not that bad
7 April 2002 | by Big Cat 12See all my reviews

This movie is not that bad when you consider the type and time this movie was made. It was a 50's science fiction (even though it was made in 1961). It does have a plot-astronaut is on a mission to check out why rockets keep crashing on asteroids. Crashes into one, shrinks, meets good looking girls and helps fight evil space invaders. Typical sci-fi 50's movie. If you want good acting, see Casablanca or Citizen Kane. This movie was entertaining enough. I rate it 6/10 for a 50's type sci-fi.


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