In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »
Herbert L. Strock
American salesman and his English fiancee visit her eccentric family who live in a remote old mansion in the countryside. The American soon realizes that someone is trying to kill everyone there to get the family fortune.
The Martians are actually protecting themselves from US!!. - since the Earth probe landed on their planet they are taking measures to ensure their security by replacing our scientists with doppelgangers who report nothing. A very insightful film that was under-rated and ahead of it's time, with a 1963 vision of a primitive mars rover.Written by
Filmed at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Two years after this film was made, The City of Beverly Hills purchased the mansion in 1965. It was made into a public park in 1971. Tours are available from 10am to 5pm. Look online for dates and times. See more »
The opening credit sequence is supposed to show the rocket approaching the planet Mars. However, the first shot of the planet isn't Mars but Jupiter, and the second shot, supposedly a close-up of Mars, is in fact a photograph of the Moon. See more »
Daughter tells parents about her new friend Frank. "He's a Bacteriology major at USC."
Later when the kids are going to a lecture, Mom is excited and asks: "What's this seminar about?"
Enzyme induction in E. coli.
Mom quickly loses interest. "Oh."
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The perpetrators of this confused, yet strangely effective low budget sci fi 'thriller' had obviously seen Alan Resnais' Last Year In Marienbad the night before shooting started. The interminable tracking through the estate was obviously lifted from Resnais' confuserama, one of my favourite movies, and the blandness of the acting, while probably not deliberate as it was in the classic French movie, means that you can't take your eyes off the screen, in case anything actually happens, which it very rarely does. The two movies would make a weird, but engrossing double feature. I'm very concerned now, because I LIKE both movies a lot. Strange ?
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