Invasion USA - A CONELRAD Special Feature
Mohr on the make in THE ANGRY RED PLANET

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Gerald Mohr (Lieutenant Brooks) gets busy in THIS REBEL BREED, 1960 - click to enlarge
Gerald Mohr (Lieutenant Brooks) wields some tough love in THIS REBEL BREED, 1960.
1959's ANGRY RED PLANET, filmed in Cinemagic!
One of Gerald Mohr's best known roles is as Colonel Tom O'Bannion in THE ANGRY RED PLANET.
Invasion USA - A Tour De Force of Atomic Filmmaking
It's a Mohr Lock from INVASION USA
Gerald Mohr's Top Five Films
THE RING (1952)
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Starring: Gerald Mohr, Rita Moreno, Lalo Rios, Jack Elam

Mohr plays Pete Ganusa, Los Angeles fight promoter and mentor to passionate young Latino boxer Tommy Cantanos.
SAMPLE DIALOGUE:
MOHR: "Street fighting's the surest way to get your head split open. Here, wipe your face, amigo."

Gerald Mohr gets busy with Mamie Van Doren in GUNS, GIRLS, AND GANGSTERS, 1959 - click to enlarge GUNS, GIRLS AND GANGSTERS (1959)
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Starring Gerald Mohr, Mamie Van Doren and Lee Van Cleef

Mohr plays Chuck Wheeler, a smooth hood romancing Van Doren's pneumatic nightclub singer character while also engineering an armored car heist. The title alone assures this film's place in potboiler history.
SAMPLE DIALOGUE:
VAN DOREN: Who are you?
MOHR: The name's Wheeler. Your husband and I shared the same room at college.
VAN DOREN: Is Mike out of the pen?
MOHR: No, I graduated a few weeks ago. He's still up there waiting for his diploma from the parole board.
VAN DOREN: Alright, what do you want?
MOHR: Mike asked me to give you a message.
VAN DOREN: Like what?
MOHR: (SLAPS VAN DOREN)
VAN DOREN: Why you!
MOHR: Ahh, nothing personal honey, you wrote to him asking for a divorce. He asked me to give you his answer.
VAN DOREN: You through?
MOHR: No, I have a message for you, too… (TRIES TO KISS VAN DOREN)

Date With Death - click to enlarge A DATE WITH DEATH (1959)
Directed by: Harold Daniels
Starring Gerald Mohr, Liz Renay, Robert Clarke

Mohr plays a drifter mistaken for a New York cop in a small town in need of law enforcement. Mohr rises to the occasion and attempts to clean up the town. Another great title from the Mohr oeuvre. The last film shot in Psychorama.

ANGRY RED PLANET (1959)
Directed by: Ib Melchior
Starring Gerald Morh, Les Tremayne, Nora Hayden and Jack Kruschen

Mohr portrays Col. Thomas O'Bannion, a space pioneer who is prone to uttering lines like the following:
SAMPLE DIALOGUE:
MOHR: You know Irish, you're the first scientist I've ever known with lovely, long red hair.
NORA HAYDEN: And you're the first pilot I've ever gone to Mars with. And listen, my name is IRIS, not IRISH. I never know if you're calling me by name or nationality.
MOHR: When I call you by name, you'll know it.

Even the idiot newspaperboy is stunned into silenced by Mohr's moves - click to enlarge INVASION USA (1952)
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Starring Gerald Mohr, Peggy Castle and Robert Bice

Mohr is smooth-as-velvet newsman Vince Potter in the defining role of his career. The King of Atomic Cool manages to both provide on-the-spot coverage of a nuclear attack on Manhattan while shamelessly seducing Peggy Castle. All in a day's work.
CLASSIC DIALOGUE:
MOHR: War or no war people have to eat…and drink…and MAKE LOVE.

This film is number one with a missile on the CONELRAD 100 and is now available on DVD through SYNAPSE FILMS in a special edition co-produced by CONELRAD.



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