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.
Cast and crew
John L Balderston, Anthony Veiller