First Man into Space Film Still

First Man into Space

Robert Day

 
  • United States
  • 1959
  • 77 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #365

In this interstellar cautionary tale, brash U.S. Navy test pilot Dan Prescott, hungry for fame, rockets himself beyond Earth’s atmosphere, only to become encrusted with cosmic dust and return a blood-drinking monster.

Cast

Commander Charles Prescott Marshall Thompson
Tia Francesca Marla Landi
Captain Ben Richards Robert Ayers
Assistant Chief Wilson Bill Nagy
Cr. Paul Von Essen Carl Jaffe
Lieutenant Dan Prescott Bill Edwards
Ramon DeGareara Roger Delgado
Harold Atkins John McLaren

Credits

DirectorRobert Day
ProducerJohn Croydon and Charles Vetter Jr.
Executive producerRichard Gordon
ScreenplayJohn C. Cooper and Lance Z. Hargreaves
Original storyWyott Ordung
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
MusicBuxton Orr
EditingPeter Mayhew
Electronic effects bySound Drama

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by producer Richard Gordon and writer Tom Weaver
  • New video interviews with director Robert Day and costar Marla Landi
  • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
  • Stills galleries featuring production and publicity photographs
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Bruce Eder and Michael Lennick

Film Essays

First Man Into Space, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Began to Seriously Consider Marrying a Monster from Outer Space

By Michael Lennick January 22, 2007

Looking back fondly on First Man into Space, I’m forced to acknowledge that time has been slightly less than merciful to us both—and I’ve been around seven years longer than it has. First Man . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Monsters!

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Film Essays

First Man Into Space, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Began to Seriously Consider Marrying a Monster from Outer Space

By Michael Lennick January 22, 2007

Looking back fondly on First Man into Space, I’m forced to acknowledge that time has been slightly less than merciful to us both—and I’ve been around seven years longer than it has. First Man . . . Read more »