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On the Threshold of Space

Director Robert D. Webb's 1956 drama, about the early days of the U.S. space program and the men who undergo extensive testing and endurance tests in preparation for their jobs as future astronauts, stars Guy Madison and John Hodiak.

Credits

John Hodiak
John Hodiak

Maj. Ward Thomas

Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger

Dr. Hugo Thornton

King Calder
King Calder

Lee Welch

Warren Stevens
Warren Stevens

Capt. Mike Bentley

Guy Madison
Guy Madison

Capt. Jim Hollenbeck

Virginia Leith
Virginia Leith

Pat Lange

On the Threshold of Space Cast

Name Character
Warren Stevens He was 36, 92 years old when he died as Capt. Mike Bentley
Martin Milner He was 24, 83 years old when he died as Lt. Mort Glenn
Dean Jagger He was 52, 87 years old when he died as Dr. Hugo Thornton
Walter Coy He was 47, 65 years old when he died as Lt. Col. Dick Masters
Guy Madison He was 34, 74 years old when he died as Capt. Jim Hollenbeck
John Hodiak He was 41, 41 years old when he died as Maj. Ward Thomas
Ken Clark He was 28, 81 years old when he died as Sgt. Ike Forbes
Virginia Leith She was 30, 94 years old when she died as Pat Lange
King Calder as Lee Welch

On the Threshold of Space Crew

Name Department
Lyn Murray as Original Music Composer. She was 46 (79) years old when She died Sound
Walter M. Scott as Set Decoration. He was 49 (82) years old when He died Art
Stuart A. Reiss as Set Decoration. He was 34 (88) years old when He died Art
Barbara McLean as Associate Producer. She was 52 (92) years old when She died Production
Hugh S. Fowler as Editor. He was 43 (63) years old when He died Editing
Ben Nye as Makeup Artist. He was 49 (79) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Robert D. Webb as Director. He was 53 (87) years old when He died Directing
Joseph Macdonald as Director of Photography. He was 93 (79) years old when He died Camera
Francis M. Cockrell as Writer. He was 49 (80) years old when He died Writing
William Bloom as Producer. He was 8 (now 73) years old Production
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On the Threshold of Space (65 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, March 29, 1956
  • Runtime: 98 minutes