I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.
Two future nations compete to become the first to land a spacecraft on the planet Mars.
Bert I. Gordon is an American film director most famous for such science fiction and horror schlock as The Amazing Colossal Man and Village of the Giants. This movie is less famous.
The film is set in Stephens Sanitarium, a secluded rural mental health institute whose chief doctor believes that the best way to deal with insanity is to allow the patients to freely act out their realities in the hopes that they will snap out of it, so to speak.
Chemists working on a super gasoline for aircraft encounter a Nazi spy ring bent on theft and murder.
Teenagers from Outer Space is a 1959 sci-fi B-movie about an extraterrestrial ship landing on Earth to use it as a farm for its food supply. The crew of the ship includes several teenagers (who ironically look quite old for teenagers), two of whom oppose each other in their activities.
Jungle Book is an American color 1942 action/adventure film based on the Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book. The film was directed by Zoltan Korda based on a screeplay adaptation by Laurence Stallings. The cinematography was by Lee Garmes and W. Howard Greene and music by Mikas Razsa