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The Angry Red Planet  (1959)
Invasion of Mars
Journey to Planet Four
Tagline(s):Spectacular Adventure Beyond Time and Space...
 SEE the Strange Mile-High City of Mars!
SEE the Gigantic BAT-RAT-SPIDER!
SEE the Dead River Where Only the Monster Amoeba Can Live!
 Sights Beyond Belief!
 In Magnificent Color
 Cinemagic and You Invade the Angry Red Planet.
Nomination Year: 2005
SYNOPSIS: A rocket ship returns from Mars with two crew members missing, a third suffering from a mysterious ailment, and all their magnetic data tapes erased. The government is in a race to discover what has happened, in an attempt to save the life of the stricken crew member. The movie takes place in flashback, and in "Cinemagic" (i.e. "migraine vision") when on the surface of Mars.
Kevin Hogan
Smithee Award Nominations
Smithee Award Winner! Stupidest-Looking Monster
This is one of the sequences on the surface of Mars shot in "Cinemagic." The astronauts encounter a very large native Martian life-form.

Big Bat! Red Rat! Bat Rat! Spider-Crab!
Smithee Award Winner! Acting Appropriately Stupid
To Hell with Radiation! It's a Babe!
The Mars rocketship has landed. Is it radioactive? Wait a minute, the girl astronaut is coming out by herself. To hell with the radiation, let's go!
Crummiest Ending
Yeah, Yeah, Blah, Blah, Blah...
Our peaceful, advanced civilization will destroy you...if we don't bore you to death first with our preachy, heavy-handed, voice-over message at the end of the film.
Director Claim to Fame
Ib Melchior Helmed The Angry Red Planet and The Time Travelers, as well as wrote Death Race 2000
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Gerald Mohr Col. Thomas O'Bannion Rugged, Bogey-looking-like leading man of the '40s through '60s. Was The Lone Wolf, a great number of noir/Western parts, and the voice of Reed Richards on the "Fantastic Four" animated show. 
Nora Hayden Dr. Iris "Irish" Ryan Roberta Hagen in The Thin Man
Les Tremayne Prof. Theodore Gettell Famous radio voice and voice of many an animated character. Also Major General Mann in War of the Worlds
Jack Kruschen CWO Sam Jacobs Prolific character actor, especially on TV, where he seemed to have at least one bit part in every show of the '70s and '80s, including as "Papa" Papadapolis on "Webster." 
Paul Hahn Maj. Gen. George Treegar Bit parts in early TV Westerns and crime dramas. 
J. Edward McKinley Prof. Paul Weiner Lots of character parts on TV, like "Bewitched," "Batman," "Perry Mason," and many more. 
Tom Daly Dr. Frank Gordon In a few sci-fi films, like The Man from Planet X, The Angry Red Planet, and Gog
Ted Cassidy Martian Voice (uncredited) Lurch on the "Addams Family" TV show. Very tall. And his deep voice was lent to many a project. 
Billy Curtis Martian (uncredited) Little person whose screen debut was in The Terror of Tiny Town
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