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The Angry Red Planet (aka Invasion of Mars and Journey to Planet Four) is a 1959 science fiction film directed by Ib Melchior.

Melchior was only given 10 days and a budget of $200,000 to make the film. This necessitated the use of a CineMagic technique, which involved using hand drawn animations together with live action footage, and was used for all scenes on the surface of Mars.

Although this process was largely unsuccessful, producer Norman Maurer would attempt the same technique again in "The Three Stooges in Orbit".dia

Initial Release: Nov. 22, 1959
Awards: None

The Angry Red Planet 1959
The Angry Red Planet 1959

IMDB Rating: 5.1

Starring: Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden, Les Tremayne

Director: Ib Melchior

Writers: Ib Melchior, Sidney W. Pink

Genre: Sci-Fi,

Description: One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

The first spaceship to Mars, presumed lost, is found in space and brought back to Earth by remote control. Only two from an initial crew of four are still alive, but one is unconscious due to an attached alien growth, while the other is traumatized, blocking out all memory of what happened.

In hopes to save the unconscious crewman, the amnesiac is interrogated back into remembering. Those in charge thereby learn of the terrible dangers awaiting anyone venturing into the spooky, ruddy stillness of the very alien Martian ecosystem. Written by statmanjeff