First Spaceship on Venus [DVD] [1959]

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First Spaceship on Venus
Originally released in East Germany as Der Schweigende Stern ("The Silent Star") and in Poland as Milczaca Gwiazda, First Spaceship on Venus was partially intended as an anti-nuclear tract. In 1985, a strange, extraterrestrial spool is discovered, leading to a manned expedition to Venus. The multinational crew includes American Brinkman (Gunther Simon), African Talua (Juliusz Ongewe), and Japanese Sumiko Ogimura (Yoko Tani). After several special-effects setpieces (and reams of dogmatic dialogue later), the crew lands on Venus, only to discover that the planet's population was wiped out by a nuclear error. Armed with this knowledge, the expedition returns to earth with a warning for all mankind. The film was based on a novel by noted Eastern Bloc sci-fi novelist Stanislaw Lem. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Yoko Tani
    Yoko Tani - Sumiko Ogimura
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    Oldrich Lukes - Harringway
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    Ignacy Machowski - Orloff
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    Julius Ongewe - Talua
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    Michal Postnikow - Durand

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