The Phantom Planet

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

A strange science fiction film starring Fredericks as an astronaut forced to crash land on an asteroid and make repairs. When he breathes the air on the asteroid, he shrinks to six inches tall and discovers a whole race of little people who have made the asteroid their spaceship. Resigning himself to the fact that he's going to stay small for awhile, the...read more

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A strange science fiction film starring Fredericks as an astronaut forced to crash land on an asteroid and make repairs. When he breathes the air on the asteroid, he shrinks to six inches tall and discovers a whole race of little people who have made the asteroid their spaceship. Resigning

himself to the fact that he's going to stay small for awhile, the astronaut makes friends with the tiny people and helps them in their battle against the evil "solarites" (ugly, cannibalistic monsters) led by Richard Kiel. After defeating the monsters, Fredericks once again dons his space suit,

breathes Earth oxygen, and returns back to normal size. He leaves the asteroid and heads back to Earth. Believe it or not, a 79-year-old Francis X. Bushman (noted for romantic leads in silent films as well as playing Messala to Ramon Navarro's title part in BEN HUR, 1926) plays the leader of the

little people.

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