Friday, 3 July 2015

The Rocket Man (1954)

The Rocket Man is a 1954 comedy film, directed by Oscar Rudolph, and produced by Leonard Goldstein. The script was co-written by Lenny Bruce and Jack Henley from a story by George W. George and George F. Slavin. The film is a comedy with science-fiction elements.  The by-line that accompanied the film read; "Out-of-this-world laughter and down-to-earth charm when the face from space turns out to be ... the kid next door!"  And there you have it, except....

Do you think that this helmet look familiar?  Below is a scene from The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)  What do you think?



  1. When I see the first pic,the movie poster you posted I can see that its definitely Klatuus helmet and likely paired with a destination moon type suit air tanks and chest controller.And now for some trivia:The toy suit helmet that the boy is seen wearing also pops up in the 1953 movie robot monster which also has an appearance by one of the paper mache helmets from radar men from the moon only this time stuck onto the body of a gorilla suit the titular robot monster or ro-man.The odd looking car in the second pic is a 1954 Kaiser Darrin

    1. Thanks for the input, Tim. A wealth of factoids to ponder