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Riders to the Stars (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 14 January 1954 (USA)
In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Richard Carlson, Herbert L. Strock (uncredited)

Writer:

Curt Siodmak (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Dr. Richard Stanton
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. Don Stanton
Richard Carlson ... Dr. Jerry Lockwood
Martha Hyer ... Dr. Jane Flynn
Dawn Addams ... Susan Manners
Robert Karnes ... Walter Gordon
Lawrence Dobkin ... Dr. Delmar
George Eldredge ... Dr. Paul Dryden
Dan Riss ... Dr. Frank Werner
Michael Fox ... Dr. Klinger
King Donovan ... James O'Herli
Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs ... David Wells
James Best ... Dr. Sidney K. Fuller (as James K. Best)
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In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to Earth. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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hurtle toward the far reaches of the universe with the space vikings of the future! See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

William Lundigan would go on to star in the similar TV series Men Into Space in which both Robert Karnes and James Best would make guest appearances. See more »

Goofs

At 3:42 the Jeeps are parked close beside a tree which they passed by at 3:39. See more »

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Kitty White: [Opening song lyrics sung by Kitty White, though IMDb's quote section would not let me add her as "other" in the quotes section] "Riders to the Stars - that is what we are every time we kiss in the night. Jupiter and Mars aren't very far anytime your holding me tight. Your embrace changed time and place. Hurled in space were we, and now we're Whirling past the moon, far away from Earth just the way I dreamed love would be. Riders to the stars are we."
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Soundtracks

Riders to the Stars
Music by Harry Sukman
Lyrics by Leon Pober
Vocalist: Kitty White
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A 1950s version of "the Right Stuff"
20 March 2002 | by as10984See all my reviews

This is a great sci-fi film from the pre-space age era. This remains on my short list of Sci-fi films I'd like to see again but can't find. It uses stock footage of V-2 rockets and others from the early atom bomb tests. It is very good to excellent and a darned shame that it is not available on vhs. Younger sci-fi buffs who haven't seen it are missing out on a good example of this 1950s genre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

150 milhas acima da Terra See more »

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Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Color Corporation of America)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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