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STARRING
Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herberg Berghof, Walter Sande, and Marvin Miller
DIRECTED BY
Harry Horner
SCREENPLAY
John L. Balderston and John Hoare
MPAA RATING
NR
RUNNING TIME
87 Mins.
DISTRIBUTED BY
Cheezy Flicks Entertainment
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One of the more spectacularly awful flicks carried by indie B-movie distributor Cheezy Flicks Entertainment, Red Planet Mars stars Peter Graves as an American scientist who contacts Mars by radio and receives information that Mars is a utopia and that Earth's people can be saved if they return to the worship of God. Revolution begins to sweep all of Earth, including the Soviet Union, but there's some who doubt the authenticity of the messages and an ex-Nazi claims that he was actually duping the Americans with the messages

Got that?

This 1952 B&W sci-fi/drama could almost qualify as early faith-based cinema with its obvious Pro-Christian/anti-communism messages masked not so convincingly within sci-fi terms. Pretty much every aspect of the story here is lightly developed and difficult to buy into, but you've got to admire director Harry Horner's willingness to simply go with it.

There are B-movies and there are bad movies. This one? It's just plain bad.

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic  

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