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Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 9 January 1952 (USA)
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred C. Brannon

Writer:

Ronald Davidson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Wallace ... Commando Cody
Aline Towne ... Joan Gilbert
Roy Barcroft ... Retik
William Bakewell ... Ted Richards
Clayton Moore ... Graber
Peter Brocco ... Krog
Robert R. Stephenson Robert R. Stephenson ... Daly (as Bob Stevenson)
Don Walters Don Walters ... Henderson
Tom Steele ... Zerg
Dale Van Sickel ... Alon
Wilson Wood Wilson Wood ... Hank
Noel Cravat Noel Cravat ... Robal
Baynes Barron ... Nesor - Retik's Lab Aide [Ch.2]
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ... Bream
Ted Thorpe Ted Thorpe ... Al's Cafe Bartender [Ch. 6, 7, 12]
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Storyline

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

MOON-MEN ATTACK THE EARTH! ATOMIC ACTION! (original poster- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet Men from Mars See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,702 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Moon Rocket; 2. Molten Terror; 3. Bridge of Death; 4. Flight to Destruction; 5. Murder Car; 6. Hills of Death; 7. Camouflaged Destruction; 8. The Enemy Planet; 9. Battle in the Stratosphere; 10. Mass Execution; 11. Planned Pursuit; 12. Death of the Moon Man. See more »

Goofs

When the crew are flying in the space ship, they should be weightless. But they appear to experience normal earth gravity for the whole trip. See more »

Quotes

[After one of the Moon Men is killed while onboard Cody's Rocket.]
Joan: What are they going to to with him?
Pilot: It's just like a burial at sea, Joan. He'll just float around and around.
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Featured in Road Lawyers and Other Briefs (1990) See more »

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Available in true stereo goggles DVD!
8 February 2004 | by westernersSee all my reviews

I just wanted to point out that currently this is one of two stereo goggles 3D movie serials

Can be viewed on either European or American format DVD player over most any television set using an inexpensive adapter and 3D shutter glasses.

The wired glasses are cheaper and more bullet proof than the wireless, and no expensive batteries. Battery door can eventually become loose and then lost, so wireless not way cool like wired's.

A real geek fun festival to be watching rocketman fly by wire in 3D!


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