Red Planet Mars

  • Film
  • Science fiction
A candidate for the nuttiest sci-fi pic of all time, this incredible Cold War relic rolls out a barnstorming plot in which TV transmissions from Mars, revealing that the planet's ruled by a godlike supreme being, cause global revolution on Earth. But that's just the set-up. It then transpires that the messages were faked by a mad scientist hoping to topple capitalism. But that's just the twist. There follows a further bona fide transmission from Mars, proclaiming that its leader is God himself, which stirs up a worldwide religious revival and a resolve for all to live in harmony. From another age, if not another planet.

Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Harry Horner
Screenwriter: John L Balderston, Anthony Veiller
Cast: Peter Graves
Andrea King
Herbert Berghof
Marvin Miller
House Peters
Vince Barnett
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