Red Planet Mars is a 1952 science fiction film directed by Harry Horner. Since scientist Chris Cronyn (Peter Graves) believes that there is life on Mars, he convinces his wife Linda (Andrea King) that they should contact the aliens. He creates a radio transmitting device using the stolen plans of Nazi war criminal Franz Calder (Herbert Berghof) and sends a message into space. Much to his surprise, creatures from Mars send a message back, and everybody in the world soon knows that aliens exist. The Martians soon reveal that they are living in a utopian environment without famine, war, or disease. As America sends messages back and forth with the aliens to learn about their society, the people of Earth try to follow their teachings, creating social, political, and economic upheavals. However, Cronyn soon realizes that Calder is no longer in prison and might have something to do with the mysterious messages from space.