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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-27-2013 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On behalf of a collectSPACE reader comes the following question:
What, if any, feature films were shot on location at Cape Canaveral – that is CCAFS – before 1964?
The reader, who is researching this for a book, is discounting movies that used stock footage (of launches or otherwise).

He's aware of the 1965 "Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster," but assumes the shots of Cocoa Beach and the launch facility are library footage, possibly from NASA.

The earliest films he's been able to identify is John Sturges' "Marooned," shot in 1969, and Robert Altman's "Countdown" (originally titled "Moonshot"), shot in 1966.

Anyone know of an earlier film, and before 1964?

Rick Boos
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posted 08-27-2013 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not a "feature film" but the 1961 four minute mini movie "The Lighthouse That Never Fails" comes to mind.

albatron
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posted 08-28-2013 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did a search on IMDB, which I'm sure they did but for any other readers who may be interested in films shot there. I had no idea my favorite TV show growing up was partially filmed there: Men Into Space.

Rick Boos
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posted 08-28-2013 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wondered about Men Into Space, but wasn t sure. I agree with you it was a great program and a favorite of mine. Too bad we don't have a space program like the one depicted in that tv show!

Blackarrow
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posted 08-28-2013 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick Boos:
Too bad we don't have a space program like the one depicted in that tv show!
At least lunar ice has been discovered, as shown in an episode of "Men Into Space." (OK, different circumstances...)

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