Retro SciFi Movie of the Week...

War of the Satellites (1958)

This film was made to exploit the news frenzy surrounding the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957. Filming began while the satellite was still orbiting the Earth.

It was a low budget film, but they used real actors so the film is watchable and even entertaining at points.

It was released as a double feature by Allied Artists, along side “Attack of the 50-foot Woman”.

The best actor in this film was Susan Cabot. It turns out that she had an eventful and tragic life, including severe mental illness, an affair with King Hussein of Jordan, and a horrible death.

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