First Spaceship On Venus

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Starring Guenther Simon, Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe, Michael Postnikow, Kurt Rackelmann, Tan Hua-Ta. Screenplay by James Fethke and Kurt Maetzig. Music by Gordon Zahler. Special Effects by Ernst Kunstmann. Cinematography by Joachim Hasler. Executive producer: Hugo Grimaldi. Directed by Kurt Maetzig.

After discovering a communications device from Venus containing a message of the impending attack on Earth, an international crew of astronauts and scientists embark on the first manned expedition of the mystery-shrouded planet Venus. Based on the best-selling novel, THE ASTRONAUTS by Poland's most famous sci-fi writer, Stanislaw Leim, FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS, has been called "the first influential post-war space opera from Eastern Europe."

A Crown International Pictures Release
 Originally released Oct. 31, 1962 - 78 min. - color - mono
Color by Technicolor - Anamorphic process by Totalvision