The Phantom Planet (1961)

WILLIAM MARSHALL

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B

USA, 1961.  Four Crown Productions Inc..  Story by , Screenplay by , , Fred Gebhardt, additional dialogue by William Marshall.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Fred Gebhardt.  Production Design by .

A spaceship is caught in a tracking beam coming from an unknown source, which turns out to be a planet disguised as an asteroid and populated by humanoids.  Upon being brought upon the new world, the astronauts are treated well by the usual assortment of strange old men and pretty young girls in carhop uniforms, until the appearance of monsters with what look like dog masks show up and make trouble.  This one is more boring than adorably corny, painful filler for the Saturday matinee crowd and only of interest to anyone with a specific historic interest in the genre.

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