War of the Satellites (1958)

USA, 1958
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Roger Corman.

Plot Summary

When the United Nations disregard warnings from an alien race to stop the development of its first satellite, the aliens declare war on the Earth.


Directed by: Roger Corman
© MCMLVIII [1958] by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Released by Panton Film Distributors Ltd. [UK prints]. Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Roger Corman
Co-producers: Jack Rabin, Irving Block
Screenplay by: Lawrence Louis Goldman
From a Story by: Irving Block and Jack Rabin
Director of Photography: Floyd Crosby
Film Editor: Irene Morra
Music Composed and Created by: Walter Greene
Sound: Philip Mitchell
Makeup: Stanley Orr
Special Effects Designed and Created by: Jack Rabin, Irving Block, Louis DeWitt
Art Director: Dan Haller [real name: Daniel Haller]

Dick Miller (Dave Boyer)
Susan Cabot (Sybil Carrington)
Richard Devon (Dr Pol Van Ponder)
Eric Sinclair (Dr Howard Lazar)
Michael Fox (Jason ibn Akad)
Robert Shayne (Cole Hotchkiss)
Jerry Barclay (John Compo)
John Brinkley (crew member)
Tony Miller
Bruno VeSota (Mr LeMoine)
Jay Sayer (Jay)
Mitzi McCall (Mitzi)
Roy Gordon (The President)
Beach Dickerson (crewman with gun)
James Knight
Roger Corman [ground control – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

La guerra de los satellites – Venezuelan title
Guerra dei satelliti – Italian title
Planet der toten Seelen – West German title


The Allied Artists Checklist by Len D. Martin p.140-141 – credits, synopsis, note
Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.185
Kinematograph and Television Year Book 1963 p.127 – credits (Films trade shown 1961-1962)
Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.55
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.530 – credits
The Vampire in Science Fiction Film and Literature by Paul Meehan pp.39-42, 182