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Rocketship X-M (1950)

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Set sometime in the future, this sci-fi film details the first manned space flight to the moon. Blown off its course by a meteor shower, Rocketship X-M misses the moon and lands on Mars instead. During an exploratory expedition, the crew finds evidence of a once-mighty civilization.

Cast

Lloyd Bridges
as Floyd Oldham
Osa Massen
as Lisa Van Horn
John Emery
as Karl Eckstrom
Noah Beery Jr.
as Maj. William Corrigan
Hugh O'Brian
as Harry Chamberlin
Morris Ankrum
as Dr. Fleming
Pat Aherne
as Reporter
John Dutra
as Reporter
Sherry Moreland
as Martian Girl
Judd Holdren
as Reporter #3 (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Rocketship X-M

All Critics (1)

The hokum sci-fi story is good for a few cheap laughs, as it takes itself so seriously until it goes all silly and then hits us with its bleak ending.

Full Review… | February 12, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Rocketship X-M

When you see a moon landing film made before moon landing in real life, you know it's bound to be bad. To make things even worse, they landed on Mars instead of Moon where savagery Martians attacked the crew and they must escape... Not even good enough for a few chuckles.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

One of the earliest in a seemingly endless series of American sci-fi films of the 1950s, Rocketship X-M is humorous (as it most mediocre 50s sci-fi fare), but it never really manages to be very good except for the few minutes that the crew spend on Mars. These scenes are somewhat interesting, but the rest of the film is mostly boring if not downright idiotic. I am a huge fan of 50s sci-fi, and Rocketship X-M ranks low on the list in my book.

Al Miller
Al Miller

Standard '50s sci-fi fare with a sexist Lloyd Bridges as the lead. Which is more terrible: the martians trying to conquer the rocket crew or Lloyd Bridges trying to conquer the female rocket scientist's independence?

Jeff Bachman
Jeff Bachman

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