Conquest of Space (1955)

Conquest of Space


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George Pal's now-quaint science fiction odyssey concerns a multi-national group on the first space flight to Mars. Pal pulls out all stops in the special effects department, creating "The Wheel" (a earth-orbiting circular space station), rocket launches into space, and a breathtaking near-collision with an asteroid. The film itself concerns the travails of the crew of the spaceship as they make their way to Mars. General Samuel T. Merritt (Walter Brooke) heads the team. Supporting him and along … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: George Worthing Yates, Barré Lyndon, James O'Hanlon, Philip Yordan
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On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
Paramount Pictures


as Gen. Samuel T. Merri...

as Capt. Barney Merritt

as Jackie Siegle

as Dr. George Fenton

as Sgt. Mahoney

as Imoto

as Andre Fodor

as Sanella

as Donkersgoed

as Elsbach
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Critic Reviews for Conquest of Space

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite the occasional sour note, it manages to zing along quite fine.

Full Review… | February 2, 2005

Conquest, no; a lot of Space, yes

October 19, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

August 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Conquest of Space

50's military stereotyping as it's finest. You could take this plot and it would work well in just about any enviroument. You *do* have to applaud the bravery of those folks willing to just float from shuttle to "The Wheel" without tethers or attitude jets of any kind - and NOT ONE missed!!

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