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Red Planet Mars


Time Out says

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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