Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 17, 1956

Satellite in the Sky (Warner) is the sort of thing the British usually do very well done very badly. An attempt to duplicate the agonizing authenticity of such films as Breaking the Sound Barrier, it parades plot and props (including an enormous mocked-up spaceship) that could have been scissored by a small boy from the back of a cereal box. Its improbabilities do not begin or end with an unlikely character named Lefty who appears to pen notes with his right hand.

With less preparation than it takes to get a family of four off...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!