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The Wizard of Mars (1965)

In 1975, four astronauts, Dorothy, Doc, Charlie, and Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try to survive on the surface, which is ... See full summary »

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David L. Hewitt

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Armando Busick (story), David L. Hewitt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Carradine ... The Wizard of Mars
Roger Gentry Roger Gentry ... Steve
Vic McGee Vic McGee ... Doc
Jerry Rannow Jerry Rannow ... Charlie
Eve Bernhardt Eve Bernhardt ... Dorothy
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In 1975, four astronauts, Dorothy, Doc, Charlie, and Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try to survive on the surface, which is barren except for some canals with huge maggots with fins. After embarking through a golden igneous cavern, braving a storm and finding an unmanned Earth vessel, they discover a golden road which leads them to the unchanging ruins of what was once a beautiful Martian city. The Martians are modeled on the Flatheads of Oz, and their collective consciousness, the "Wizard," forbids them to leave until they perform a very small task. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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WE DARE YOU To Remain Seated as Gigantic Martian Fireballs Crash Out of the Screen and Explode See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Massacre See more »

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Budget:

$33,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (as Horrors of the Red Planet)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr. does not appear in this film, despite his name credited on the video box for "Alien Massacre." His only feature for director David L. Hewitt was Gallery of Horror (1967) (which did co-star John Carradine). See more »

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Referenced in Space Probe Taurus (1965) See more »

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The most boring movie ever!
1 February 1999 | by chucko-3See all my reviews

This movie is terrible!! A few astronauts crash on Mars, and wander around for about an hour (with very little dialog). After watching these guys wander around they follow a yellow brick road to a castle full of cheap frozen martians. There they meet The Wizard of Mars, played convincingly by John Carradine's dissembodied head. Then John Carradine starts talking for about 5 hours and helps these astronauts get home with some weird clock-thing. Other than that, I can think of absolutely nothing to say about this movie other than don't watch it.

But, on the other hand, if you've only got 80 minutes to live...watch this movie. It will feel like an eternity.


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