Rocketship X-M 72 years old

The screen's first story of man's conquest of space!

Rocketship X-M

Astronauts blast off to explore the moon on Rocketship X-M or "Rocketship eXploration Moon". A spacecraft malfunction and some fuel miscalculations cause them to end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determined that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians. Those that survived reverted to a caveman like existence.

Credits

Rocketship X-M Cast

Name Character
Lloyd Bridges He was 37, 85 years old when he died as Colonel Floyd Graham
Morris Ankrum He was 53, 68 years old when he died as Dr. Ralph Fleming
Hugh O'Brian He was 25, 91 years old when he died as Harry Chamberlain
Osa Massen She was 36, 91 years old when she died as Dr. Lisa Van Horn
Patrick Aherne He was 49, 69 years old when he died as Reporter #1
John Dutra as Physician
Noah Beery, Jr. He was 36, 81 years old when he died as Major William Corrigan
John Emery He was 45, 59 years old when he died as Dr. Karl Eckstrom
Barry Norton He was 44, 51 years old when he died as Reporter (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes He was 66, 87 years old when he died as Reporter (uncredited)
Kathy Marlowe She was 15, now 87 years old as Reporter
Sherry Moreland as Martian girl
Sam Harris (Australian actor) was 73, 92 years old when died as Reporter at Press Briefing (uncredited)

Rocketship X-M Crew

Name Department
Harry W. Gerstad as Editor. He was 40 (93) years old when He died Editing
Karl Struss as Director of Photography. He was 63 (95) years old when He died Camera
Orville H. Hampton as Dialogue. He was 33 (80) years old when He died Writing
Murray Lerner as Executive Producer. He was 23 (90) years old when He died Production
Ferde Grofé Sr. as Original Music Composer. Sound
Don L. Cash as Makeup Artist. He was 30 (now 102) years old Costume & Make-Up
Mike Matney as Production Manager. Production
Lou Asher as Property Master. Crew
Don Stewart as Special Effects. He was 14 (70) years old when He died Crew
Kurt Neumann as Director. He was 42 (50) years old when He died Directing
Kurt Neumann as Producer. He was 42 (50) years old when He died Production
Kurt Neumann as Writer. He was 42 (50) years old when He died Writing
Theobold Holsopple as Production Design. He was 44 (68) years old when He died Art
Clarence Steensen as Set Decoration. He was 41 (61) years old when He died Art
Frank Heath as Second Unit Cinematographer. He was 87 (83) years old when He died Crew
Tom Lambert as Sound Engineer. He was 30 (now 41) years old Sound
Rocketship X-M poster
Rocketship X-M (72 years)

The screen's first story of man's conquest of space!

  • Release day: Friday, June 02, 1950
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Budget: 94000.00