Rocketship X-M

Rocketship X-M

 Cast: Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
, Osa Massen
Osa Massen
, John Emery
John Emery
, Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Jr.
, Hugh O'Brian
Hugh O'Brian
Rocketship X-M

Rocketship X-M

 Cast: Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
, Osa Massen
Osa Massen
, John Emery
John Emery
, Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Jr.
, Hugh O'Brian
Hugh O'Brian

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Overview

Together with The Steel Helmet and Baron of Arizona, Rocketship X M is one of the best films ever turned out by the usually unimpressive Lippert Studios. Set sometime in the future, the film details the first manned space flight to the moon. John Emery plays the head of the expedition, with Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, Hugh O'Brian and Noah Beery Jr. in the crew. Blown off its course by a meteor shower, Rocketship X-M misses the moon and lands on Mars instead (the Mars scenes were originally tinted pink). During an exploratory expedition, the crew finds evidence of a once-mighty civilization, evidently destroyed by atomic warfare. A savage band of surviving Martians attack the earthlings, killing two and wounding a third. The survivors head back to the ship, but run out of fuel before reaching Earth. Out of this failure springs the hope that future space flights will prove successful. Generally avoiding cliches (except for the stereotypical comedy relief by Noah Beery Jr.), Rocketship X M is a reasonably intelligent outer-space yarn. While it's true that the film falters in the scientific-accuracy department, it is best to assess the film within the context of its times. Produced for $94,000, Rocketship X M reportedly grossed over a million dollars. A "restored" video version with new special effects was released in 1976 by entrepreneur Wade Williams.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2023
UPC: 0827421034427
Original Release: 1950
Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
Language: English
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 12,554

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lloyd Bridges Floyd Oldham
Osa Massen Lisa Van Horn
John Emery Karl Eckstrom
Noah Beery Jr. Maj. William Corrigan
Hugh O'Brian Harry Chamberlin
Morris Ankrum Dr. Fleming
Pat Aherne Reporter,Reporter
John Dutra Reporter
Katherine Marlowe Reporter
Sherry Moreland Martian Girl
Judd Holdren Reporter #3
Ferde Grofe Composer,Composer

Technical Credits
Irving Block Special Effects
Kurt Neumann Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jack Rabin Special Effects
Don Steward Special Effects
Jack R. Rabin Special Effects
Murray Lerner Executive Producer
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