Space Men

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Assignment Outer Space
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Directed by Antonio Margheriti
Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff
Hugo Grimaldi
Written by Ennio De Concini
Jack Wallace
Starring Rik Van Nutter
Gabriella Farinon
David Montresor
Music by Lelio Luttazzi (as J.K. Broady)
Gordon Zahler
Carlo Savina (uncredited)
Cinematography Marcello Masciocchi
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release dates 25 August 1960
Running time 73 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Space Men (released in the USA as Assignment Outer Space) is a 1960 science fiction film starring Rik Van Nutter and directed by Antonio Margheriti. It follows an assignment by Interplanetary News reporter Ray Peterson aboard a space station in the 21st century. Despite problems with the base commander, he is eventually responsible for stopping a space ship which threatens to destroy the Earth.

The film was released in the United States as part of a triple bill with the East German film First Spaceship on Venus and the Japanese film The Mysterians. It was director Antonio Margheriti's first assignment, and this film showed what quality he could deliver while working with a minuscule budget.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Rik Van Nutter Ray Peterson (IZ41)
Gabriella Farinon Lucy (Y13)
David Montresor George the Commander
Archie Savage Al (X15)
Alain Dijon Archie (Y16)
Franco Fantasia Sullivan
Joe Pollini King 116
David Maran Davis
José Néstor Venus Commander
Anita Todesco Venus Control
Aldo Pini Jacson

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References[edit]

  • Wingrove, David. Science Fiction Film Source Book (Longman Group Limited, 1985)

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