Messages from Mars send the United States into a tizzy. An odd "red scare" movie from the 1950s, Red Planet Mars tosses in God, Nazis technology, the Red Menace, nuclear power, and Peter Graves, and may actually be worth revisiting: its relevance to today's fake news/political meddling, and religious hypocrisies may have been prescient. John L. Balderston and John Hoare wrote it. Balderston's version of the Dracula stage play became the vehicle for Bela Lugosi, and, according to Wikipedia, he was an uncredited contributor to Mark of the Vampire. Unfortunately, the poster art leaves much to be desired.
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