Journey to the Seventh Planet

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962, USA/Denmark) is a Sci-Fi film directed by Sidney W. Pink.


Main Details

  • Released in 1962
  • Running time: 77 minutes
  • Production Co: Cinemagic Inc.
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (USA)
  • Directed by Sidney W. Pink
  • Written by Ib Melchior, Sidney W. Pink
  • Starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen, Carl Ottosen, Ove Sprogøe, Ann Smyrner, Mimi Heinrich
  • Music by Paul Dunlap
  • Cinematography by Jack Greenhalgh
  • Edited by Philip Cahn


Journey to the Seventh Planet is a 1962 science fiction film. It was directed by Sid Pink, written by Pink and Ib Melchior, and shot in Denmark with a budget of only US $75,000. The seventh planet of the title is Uranus, and a crew is being dispatched there by the United Nations on a mission of space exploration. The film's ideas of astronauts exploring outer space only to confront their inner mindscapes and memories precede the similar-themed 1972 film Solaris by a full decade (although the novel Solaris precedes this film by a year). The film is also reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's 1948 short story Mars is Heaven! that appeared in the 1950 book The Martian Chronicles. (Wikipedia)

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