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Satellite in the Sky Details


The topicality of Satellite in the Sky enabled the British-based Danzinger Bros. to release the film through Warner Bros., rather than their usual United Artists distribution channels. The story concerns the first manned space satellite, launched from England with commander Michael Hayden (Kieron Moore) at the controls. It is the mission of Hayden and his crew to test out the deadly "tritonium" bomb in outer space. Once he's left the atmosphere, Hayden discovers that he's been harboring a stowaway: reporter and anti-weapons activist Kim Hamilton (Lois Maxwell). Everyone's life is placed in peril when the bomb affixes itself to the side of the satellite. As tension mounts, the crew -- and Kim -- race against time to either remove or defuse the tick-tick-ticking weapon. Satellite in the Sky represented documentary filmmaker Paul Dickson's first fictional effort; like most other directors, Dickson was unable to curb the overacting of the venerable Donald Wolfit, here cast as the near-maniacal creator of the tritonium bomb. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kieron Moore
as Michael
Lois Maxwell
as Kim
Donald Wolfit
as Merrity
Bryan Forbes
as Jimmy
Jimmy Hanley
as Larry
Barry Keegan
as Lefty
Walter Hudd
as Blandford
Donald Gray
as Capt. Ross
Peter Neil
as Tony
Ryck Rydon
as Reporter
Ronan O'Casey
as Reporter
Carl Jaffe
as Bechstein
Trevor Reid
as Expert
Alastair Hunter
as Expert
Thea Gregory
as Barbara


Edward J. Danziger
Edith Dell
Georges Périnal
Albert Elms
Composer (Music Score)
Sid Stone
Rene Coke
Costume Designer
Wally Veevers
Special Effects