Space Master X-7 (1958)

35mm film, Regalscope, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Edward Bernds.

Plot Summary

A space probe returns to Earth covered with a strange fungus that becomes mixed with human blood and starts spreading as a virus dubbed “blood rust.”


* = uncredited

Directed by: Edward Bernds
© MCMLVIII [1958] by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
A Regalscope picture
Produced by: Bernard Glasser
Associate Producer: Norman Maurer
Written by: George Worthing Yates and Daniel Mainwaring
Assistant Director: Lou Perlof
Script Supervisor: Violet McComas
Director of Photography: Brydon Baker
Supervising Editor: John F. Link
Music: Josef Zimanich *
Sound: Victor B. Appel
Sound Facilities: Glen Glenn Sound Co.
Costume Supervisor: Clark Ross
Makeup: Robert Littlefield
Hair Stylist: Maudlee McDougall
Set Decorations: Harry Reif
Property Master: Monroe Liebgold
Set Construction: Edward Shiells
Dialogue Coach: Henry Staudigl

Bill Williams [John Hand]
Lyn Thomas [Laura Greeling]
Robert Ellis [Pvt. Joe Rattigan]
Paul Frees [Dr. Charles T. Pommer]
Rhoda Williams [Stewardess Arche]r
Joan Barry [Jean Meyers]
Carol Varga [Elaine Frohman]
Thomas B. Henry [Professor West]
Thomas Wilde [Collins]
Fred Sherman [Mr Morse]
Gregg Martell [Jim Dale]
Jesse Kirkpatrick [Vaccarino]
Court Shepard [Fire Chief Hendry]
Moe Howard [Retlinger]
Al Baffert [plane passenger]

Alternative Titles

Blood Rust
Mutiny in Outer Space



  • Cult Movies no.32 (2000) pp.32-35 – interview with Lyn Thomas (by Tom Weaver)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.150 no.42 (17 July 1958) (USA) – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.183
  • Encyclopedia of American Spy Films by Larry Langman & David Ebner p.344-345 – credits, note
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.468
  • by Walt Lee p.454 – credits
  • Science Fiction Confidential by Tom Weaver pp.287-295 – interview with Lyn Thomas