Monday, January 26, 2009

SPACEWAYS - Ivor Slaney - "Mystery in Space" (1953)

Interesting from a historical perspective, "SPACEWAYS" is not too darn exciting on multiple levels. I'm told this was Hammer's first ever Sci-Fi movie, but I think that's stretching it a bit, maybe some of it is in space, but this really is just a mystery, and trust me, Edgar Wallace does them up a whole lot better! This is literally just a space opera!! I'd call it a Science Mystery Tale, but it was 1953, so what do you expect??? So, as long as you don't get too excited about it, you'll probably like this movie!! The music is pretty standard fare for composer Ivor Slaney, with just a touch of spaceiness!

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Pretty elaborate launching area they have set up!

Eva Bartok as Dr. Lisa Frank, and Howard Duff as Dr. Stephen Mitchell!! Howard Duff isn't exactly exciting, but he is quite adequate in this role!

Wow! Are you impressed?? Pretty fancy space stuff they've got for 1953, a mere three years later, the saucers would be attacking Washington D.C.

Oh, Yeah, the other story; this is Howard Duff's wife Vanessa, played by Cecile Chevreau! She's a real you know what, and she's actually smiling in this picture, but without her, there's no plot you see, because she's so unhappy with her husband, she's going to split with one of Howard's science guy buddies, and leave Howard holding the bag, and getting accused of killing them and stuffing their bodies into the spaceship before it took off into space, like they deserved!

She gets what she's got coming to her!!

So Howard had to go into space to clear his name, and Eva sneaks along in the other suit because she loves Howard as much as Vanessa didn't! No Monsters! Well, except Vanessa was pretty much a female dog she beast!!!!!

2 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

"female dog she beast", i'm gonna try that out on my wife sometime!
then hopefully she'll get mad at me and SPANK!!!...

Eegah!! Rodan! and Tabonga! said...

Always glad to be an inspiration!

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