First Man Into Space (1959)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1959 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 296
Filmed not long after the launch of Russia's Sputnik satellite, First Man Into Space benefited from a surface realism made possible by enhanced public knowledge of space-travel jargon and paraphernalia. Dashing astronaut Lt. Dan Prescott (Bill Edwards) disappears from view when his experimental spacecraft vanishes in a mysterious cloud. The space capsule returns to Earth, covered in a bizarre extraterrestrial coating. Shortly thereafter, a hulking, half-human creature raids a blood bank, killing
Jan 1, 1959 Wide
Jan 23, 2007
Cmdr. C.E. Prescott
Lt. Dan Prescott
Capt. Ben Richards
Dr. Paul von Essen
State Dept. Official
Michael Patrick Bell
Control Room Officia...
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Space Age hardware footage (including cockpit shots of Chuck Yeager) meets rampaging space-mutant theatrics.
Outer space chills and creeps, pretty dated.
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