UFO Conjectures

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Red Planet Mars (a 1952 movie for your enjoyment)


The movie -- which can be seen on YouTube -- shows that, in 1952, Mars was still thought to have canals and a civilization.

The gist of the movie was the current, at that time, Cold War: The United States vs Soviet Russia.

The movie is rather hokey, with all the ideas about alien contact -- in this case alleged messages from the Red Planet about their "advanced civilization" which destroys the American system of capitalist enterprises -- which some say UFO disclosure would bring about if it occurred.

The film then swerves into something else, which I won't divulge here so as not to ruin the ending.

Wikipedia's take on the movie:


(I add the links here for your edification and pleasure.)



  • I like this film; it was enough different from the usual '50s sci-fi fare to stand out, despite its quirks and the shift in focus at the end. I must remember it next time I light a cigarette.

    By Blogger Ron, at Monday, February 22, 2021  

  • Ron,

    I stumbled upon this while searching for Chopin interludes, and stuck with it.

    It has the same flavor as the movie -- I can't recall the name at the moment -- about the voice of God that turned out to be....well, you know; you've seen it surely.

    What's that movie, with a well-known actor of the day, a guy who did lots of Twilight Zones.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, February 22, 2021  

  • Hah! I was thinking "Red Planet Mars" would be a good double-bill with "The Next Voice You Hear," but you beat me to posting it. And James Whitmore was the actor. His co-lead was Nancy Davis, who is better known for other things.

    By Blogger Ron, at Tuesday, February 23, 2021  

  • Grazie Ron,

    I knew you'd have the movie and Whitmore.

    I forgot Nancy Reagan was "co-star."

    I'll have to find the flick on YouTube; I haven't seen it in years.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, February 23, 2021  

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