War of the Satellites is a 1958 independently made American black-and-white science fiction film drama, produced and directed by Roger Corman, that stars Richard Devon, Dick Miller, and Susan Cabot. The film was distributed in the U.S. and the U.K. by Allied Artists. In the U.S., it was released as a double feature with Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
This low-budget feature was rapidly conceived, filmed, and released to exploit the international media frenzy surrounding the launch of the Russian Sputnik satellite, the first in space.
An “unknown force” declares war against Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling and then launching the first satellite into space.