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The Phantom Planet (1961)

The Phantom Planet





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Movie Info

In this off-beat sci-fi adventure an astronaut must make a forced landing upon a remote asteroid. His ship is damaged and he must breathe the planet's atmosphere. Soon he begins shrinking and once he gets down to six inches discovers the place populated by diminutive people who have turned the flying rock into a ship. He soon joins forces with the little people to defeat the monstrous solarites, terrifying creatures out to eat them. The leader of the wee-folk is Francis X. Bushman who was once a popular romantic lead in silent movies.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Fred De Gorter, William Telaak, Fred de Gortner, Fred Gebhardt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2001
American International Pictures (AIP)


Dean Fredericks
as Capt. Frank Chapman
Richard Weber
as Lt. Makonnen
Al Jarvis
as Judge Eden
Dick Haynes
as Col. Lansfield
Earl McDaniel
as Pilot Leonard
Mike Marshall
as Lt. White
John Herrin
as Capt. Beecher
Mel Curtis
as Lt. Cutler
Jimmy Weldon
as Navigator Webb
Akemi Tani
as Communications Offic...
Lori Lyons
as Radar Officer
Richard Kiel
as Solarite
Warrene Ott
as Ispalata
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Critic Reviews for The Phantom Planet

All Critics (3)

It's actually quite compelling.

Full Review… | May 28, 2011
Goatdog's Movies

I could say it's laughable, embarrassing, woefully inept, and absolutely Ed Woodsian in style and presentation, but why bother?

Full Review… | June 17, 2006

August 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Phantom Planet

This is the worst sci-fi ever! Plan 9 is a true masterpiece if compare with this. Poor Richard Kiel as the Solarite.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This movie is stupid and nonsensical, the guy lands on some planet and shrinks to the tiny size of the rest of the people there, and they put him through some crazy trials and then need his help against their enemy, and other sci-fi type stuff happens, but you keep wondering what the point is and when the story is going to get anywhere, but it doesn't. This is a horrible movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Seems much longer than it actually is due to it being so incredibly boring. Like most sci-fi around this time, the "special effects" are cheesy and the story is dime-a-dozen and lame. Since it sucks, you can expect Richard Kiel to be in it somewhere...and there he is!

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer

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