SPY IN THE SKY! (1958)
Article 2869 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-16-2009
Posting Date: 6-21-2009
Directed by W. Lee Wilder
Featuring Steve Brodie, Andrea Domburg, George Coulouris
Country: UK / USA
Spies are searching for a Soviet rocket scientist to learn his secrets.
False alarm, everyone. This is just another Gizmo Maguffin, and the Gizmo is just cashing in on the fears surrounding Sputnik; the closest we get to anything remotely in the realm of science fiction is seeing a light move across the sky during the opening title. From then on, it’s static Spy vs. Spy stuff, barely competent at best, aggressively snooze-inducing at worst. You’ll recognize the static style of Billy Wilder’s brother W. Lee Wilder here; he’s the same man who gave us PHANTOM FROM SPACE, KILLERS FROM SPACE and THE SNOW CREATURE.