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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
Willis Bouchey
as President
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 (5)

Spectacularly awful.

September 20, 2020 | Rating: 0/4.0 | Full Review…

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

October 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tedious McCarthyesque nonsense as sci-fi.

November 12, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

One of the most obnoxious sci-fi films ever.

September 20, 2001 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Red Planet Mars


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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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?!?!?

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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