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Red Planet Mars (1952)

Red Planet Mars (1952)





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A scientist invents a device to receive messages from outer space and finds that an unusual series of communications are emanating from Mars. Further investigation leads to the conclusion that these messages are in fact the word of God in this unusual sci-fi drama.

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Peter Graves
as Chris Cronyn
Andrea King
as Linda Cronyn
Orley Lindgren
as Stewart Cronyn
Bayard Veiller
as Roger Cronyn
Walter Sande
as Adm. Carey
Marvin Miller
as Arjenian
Herbert Berghof
as Franz Calder
Tom Keene
as Gen. Burdette
Morris Ankrum
as Secretary Sparks
Lewis Martin
as Dr. Mitchell
House Peters Jr.
as Dr. Boulting
Claude Dunkin
as Peter Lewis
Gene Roth
as UMW President
John Topa
as Borodin
Bill Kennedy
as Commentator
Anthony Veiller
as Roger Cronyn
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Critic Reviews for Red Planet Mars

All Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | October 28, 2011

Tedious McCarthyesque nonsense as sci-fi.

November 12, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the most obnoxious sci-fi films ever.

Full Review… | September 20, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Red Planet Mars

For a sci-fi movie, this had an extremely noticeable lack of effects. In an era with television and telephone, the US is trying to speak to Mars using not images or voices, but Morse code. A whole lot of pseudo-scientific gobbledygook comes out of Peter Graves, making an already action-less movie even duller. This amounts to a bunch of talking heads with heavily religious overtones smacking you in the face so hard you'd think they used a sledgehammer.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Surprisingly, an epistemological film. Ultimately anti-science, pro-Christianity, but developed in a way that causes the viewer to ask questions about how he knows or believes that which he knows or believes. There's a little Cold War drama thrown in, but it's merely backdrop, context.

Dwayne Roberts
Dwayne Roberts

One of the most interesting sci-fi movies of the fifties, I highly recommend checking it out.

Aj V
Aj V

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