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Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 15 May 1952 (USA)
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director:

Harry Horner

Writers:

John L. Balderston (screenplay), Anthony Veiller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Graves ... Chris Cronyn
Andrea King ... Linda Cronyn
Herbert Berghof Herbert Berghof ... Franz Calder
Walter Sande ... Admiral Bill Carey
Marvin Miller ... Arjenian
Willis Bouchey ... President
Morris Ankrum ... Secretary of Defense Sparks
Orley Lindgren ... Stewart Cronyn
Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller ... Roger Cronyn
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Storyline

An American scientist contacts Mars by radio and receives information that Mars is a utopia and that Earth's people can be saved if they return to the worship of God. Revolution sweeps the Earth, including the Soviet Union. But there remains doubt about the messages being genuine, as an ex-Nazi claims he was duping the Americans. Written by Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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The World Torn Asunder By A Thret From Outer Space! See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Marte See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Melaby Pictures Corp. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The statue of Christ is "Christ the Redeemer of the Andes," high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile. It was dedicated on March 13, 1904, to celebrate the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two countries. See more »

Goofs

When the President addresses a joint session of Congress, there are microphones from the four American radio networks of that time - ABC, CBS, NBC and Mutual. On the side of the Mutual microphone are the call letters KHJ, which was the Mutual station in Los Angeles. WOL was the Mutual affiliate in Washington, D.C. See more »

Quotes

Stewart Cronyn: How bout pi?
Linda Cronyn: That's hardly the way to offer it, Stew, and by the size of that slice I doubt there is anything left.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, "The Beginning" appears on the screen. See more »

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Referenced in Contact (1997) See more »

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Clever way to make contact with aliens
5 December 2003 | by train464See all my reviews

I fondly remember the movie and particularly liked the conceit used to open communications with the aliens (the number sequence for pi). It was also thrilling to think that world peace could come about. On reseeing the movie over the years, and with the actual passing of the USSR and soviet communism, the movie doesn't really hold up. It's in the museum of propaganda films now. The closing screen was "The Beginning."


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