War of the Satellites
Another selection for The 'Thon is this classic 1958 schlocker.
An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts to send the first satellite into orbit
One of Roger Corman's "quickies', this film was conceived and executed in 8 weeks. Starring Corman stalwart Dick Miller, the film was reportedly made for $70,000.
The also film stars Boston born Susan Cabot. Cabot's career was highlighted by her role in THE WASP WOMAN and her personal relation with King Hussein of Jordan. Their marriage was called off when Hussein earned she was Jewish. She died tragically when he mentally deficient son bludgeoned her to death.