|Directed by||Terence Fisher|
|Produced by||Michael Carreras|
|Written by||Paul Tabori
|Based on||radio play by Charles Eric Maine|
|Music by||Ivor Slaney|
|Cinematography||Reginald H. Wyer|
|Edited by||Maurice Rootes|
|Distributed by||Lippert Pictures (USA)
Exclusive Films (UK)
Spaceways is a 1953 British-American, black and white, science fiction film co-produced by Hammer Film Productions Ltd. and Lippert Productions Inc.. Spaceways, directed by Terence Fisher, was filmed entirely in England by the Hammer company, with Michael Carreras as producer-of-record and American Robert L. Lippert as uncredited co-producer, from a screenplay by Paul Tabori and Richard Landau based on a radio play by Charles Eric Maine.
The plot dealt with the first manned spaceflight (piloted co-ed by Duff and Bartok) against the backdrop of Duff's character's failing marriage, his wife's infidelity and murder (of which Duff is suspected), and his budding romance with Bartok, who plays a renowned mathematician working on the space project.
- Howard Duff as Dr. Stephen Mitchell
- Eva Bartok as Dr. Lisa Frank
- Alan Wheatley as Dr. Smith
- Philip Leaver as Professor Koepler
- Michael Medwin as Dr. Toby Andrews
- Andrew Osborn as Dr. Philip Crenshaw
- Cecile Chevreau as Vanessa Mitchell
- Anthony Ireland as General Hayes
- Hugh Moxey as Colonel Alfred Daniels
- David Horne as Minister
Principal photography on Spaceways took place at Ray Studios, Windsor, England from mid-November 1952 to early January 1953. Some of the special effects shots of the rocket taking off in Spaceways were taken from Rocketship X-M.
Spaceways was not well received by critics, and its poor production values soon relegated the film to the bottom of bills and drive-ins as mainly fill-in fodder. Film reviewer Glenn Erickson, writing in DVD Davant noted: "The disappointment of Spaceways is finding out that it is really a lukewarm murder mystery in a science fiction setting."
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