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Red Planet Mars

Red Planet Mars (1952)

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Release Date: May 15, 1952 Wide

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A husband-and-wife scientist team (Peter Graves, Andrea King) are experimenting with a "hydrogen tube" invention (which he got from a missing German scientist, lost in the collapse of the Reich), when they get signals back from what appears to be Mars. The culture-shock of that event is serious enough, and the couple and their family are suddenly thrust into the spotlight. But then they begin to translate the increasingly complex messages (which started out as mathematical equations) that they

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Achieves genuine science fiction with a nearly entire absence of sci-fi subjects on screen.

October 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
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Tedious McCarthyesque nonsense as sci-fi.

November 12, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the most obnoxious sci-fi films ever.

September 20, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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One of the most interesting sci-fi movies of the fifties, I highly recommend checking it out.
November 7, 2010
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Due to the elliptical nature of Mar's orbit, only rarely does it come close enough to Earth to afford a clear view of it's geography. When it does, supposedly in 1952, scientists notice that the huge ice mountains of the poles have been melted into water and channeled to large cities spread across the landscape, proving the existence of life on the red planet. Coincidentally, a remarkable invention known as the "Hydrogen Valve" has just been developed, enabling the sending of coded messages across the vast expanse of space. Now Earth can communicate with those industrious water channelers so very far away. But, the question is, what will they say? Will they end hunger, disease and misery on Earth? Will they advance our technology? Are they friendly? Could they be... possibly... Christians?!?!?
November 30, 2009
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