Doppelgänger (1969, GBR) C-101m. *** D: Robert Parrish. Starring Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, Lynn Loring, Loni von Friedl, Herbert Lom. Stylish British science-fiction outing about a sensational discovery, a planet that rotates around the sun on exactly the same orbit as the Earth, only it can never be seen by telescopes because it is exactly opposite and the sun is blocking it from view. Two astronauts embark on a mission to explore the planet. Rather slowly paced, but well-produced, suspenseful, with an interesting twist towards the end. Fine score by Barry Grey. Also known as JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN.

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