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The Angry Red Planet (1959) was a Science Fiction - Adventure Film directed by Ib Melchior and produced by Norman Maurer, Sidney W. Pink and Lou Perlof.

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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

By Beatrice on Oct 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Angry Red Planet Directed by Ib Melchior Written by Ib Melchior and Sidney W. Pink 1959/USA American International Pictures/Sino First viewing/Amazon Prime This movie is a lot of boring build-up to some bad matte paintings and a bat/spider puppet. The first mission to Mars has been lost for o... Read full article


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CWO Sam Jacobs: You know, I can't say that I recommend spacesuits for beautiful young dolls. What happened to all your curves?


Col. Thomas O'Bannion: Pretty soon people will be just as sure of space ravel as I was of my dog... as I'd like to be of you.


Col. Thomas O'Bannion: See anything?
Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan: Nothing. Everything seem to be dead out there. It's like a nightmare of unending silence.
Col. Thomas O'Bannion: I know, we all feel it.
Dr. Iris 'Irish' Ryan: Then it isn't just me, because I'm a woman?
Col. Thomas O'Bannion: Women don't have any monopoly on fear. Men are more afraid of being called cowards. Cowardice is one thing I guess we can never forgive ourselves.


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The 40-foot alien monster was actually a marionette about 15 inches high. It was essentially a combination of a rat, bat, spider, and crab.
Director Ib Melchior was given just 9 days to shoot the film, on a budget of $200,000.
The "Cinemagic" process, used for all scenes on the surface of Mars, was the result of an attempt by producer Norman Maurer to turn live-action footage directly into hand-drawn animation - or to simulate that. This would enable hand-drawn backgrounds to look as real (or as unreal) as the live action footage. It didn't have that effect here, of course. See The Three Stooges in Orbit for Maurer's second (and failed) attempt at the same process.
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