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Does anyone remember an old movie about an out of control rocket (or maybe plane -- I have not seen the film since I was a kid) that incinerates everything it passes over? I remember one scene in particular, where a family making a snowman gets evaporated. Any idea what movie it was?

Date: 2017-04-21 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Sounds a lot like the real-life (almost) Project Pluto, a Fifties scheme to build a nuclear-powered, bomb-dropping drone which had the bonus feature of an unshielded nuclear reactor which could have been used to irradiate non-bombed areas after it had delivered its nuclear payload.

Date: 2017-04-21 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
I don't know about the snowman, but sounds like "The Lost Missile" (1958). It's actually available on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34qMt_MOus4&list=PLAlCf0ji-nBLK1z5SBDNa7egtQqpdjWcy&index=19

Date: 2017-04-21 07:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brooksmoses
The snowman scene is at 56 minutes in. It's a fairly short scene for making that kind of impression....

Date: 2017-04-21 08:04 pm (UTC)
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See also Wikipedia's description of the movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Missile

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