Conquest Of Space (1955)


CONQUEST OF SPACE (1955) A mission to Mars goes awry. Lots of familiar faces in the colorful mid-50s sci-fi flick, including Ross Martin (The Wild Wild West), William Hopper (Perry Mason), Eric Fleming (Rawhide) and… Mickey Shaughnessy (Jailhouse Rock) as my favorite 50s/60s space movie cliché, the grunt from Brooklyn. There’s one in nearly every cheapie. Typically for comic, or ‘earthy,’ effect. The story even has a religious undercurrent, which is more clueless than the climax. New Movies On Fridays, ‘Round Midnight.

 

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