Robert Day

First Man into Space

First Man into Space

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.

Film Info

  • Robert Day
  • United States
  • 1959
  • 77 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #365

Special 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

Available In

Collector's Set

Monsters and Madmen

Monsters and Madmen

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$63.96

Special 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
First Man into Space
Cast
Marshall Thompson
Commander Charles Prescott
Marla Landi
Tia Francesca
Robert Ayers
Captain Ben Richards
Bill Nagy
Assistant Chief Wilson
Carl Jaffe
Cr. Paul Von Essen
Bill Edwards
Lieutenant Dan Prescott
Roger Delgado
Ramon DeGareara
John McLaren
Harold Atkins
Credits
Director
Robert Day
Producer
John Croydon
Producer
Charles Vetter Jr.
Executive producer
Richard Gordon
Screenplay
John C. Cooper
Screenplay
Lance Z. Hargreaves
Original story
Wyott Ordung
Cinematography
Geoffrey Faithfull
Music
Buxton Orr
Editing
Peter Mayhew
Electronic effects by
Sound Drama

From The Current

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

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 into Space (1959) emerged at a very odd moment in h…

By Michael Lennick


Jan 23, 2007