An inadvertent romantic comedy? I’m not sure I have enough mustard for the ham in this one. This movie features Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., Hugh O’Brian, Morris Ankrum, Patrick Ahern, Sherry Moreland, John Dutra and Katherine Marlowe. Four men and a woman blast into space on humanity’s first expedition to the Moon, a 48-hour journey. A malfunction causes the ship to drift off course and sends them hurtling to Mars. The rocket passes through clouds to land on Mars where they find evidence of a once-powerful civilization where everything is tinted orange.
In the years following the Civil War, Kansas is in the middle of a difficult time. homesteaders are moving into the west, trying to start new lives, and are going head to head against cattlemen who have been settled in that territory for years. In Abilene, one of the biggest cattle towns of the west, the town is on the brink of a confrontation between the cattlemen and the homesteaders.
Lloyd Bridges plays an ex-GI, Frank Pryor, who arrives in London to visit a wartime girlfriend, whom he hasn’t seen in six years. His arrival at the airport coincides with a man being killed by a sniper, and he finds himself to be a suspect.