THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1959)

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Director: Ib Melchior. Cast: Gerald Mohr, Nora Hayden, Les Tremayne

Astronauts arrive on Mars to find everything is really red and the locals are really ANGRY! They encounter a man-eating planet, a rat-bat-spider-crab monster, a giant amphibious amoeba and a three-eyed Martian who tells them to go away and never come back. Lovable low budget nonsense with expedition leader Mohr sleazing all over Hayden who wears perfect 50’s make-up that never smudges once. NB: although scientific advances have reduced food to capsule form, the team still collates their findings on a clipboard. There’s lots of stock footage to cherish as well.

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