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Flash Gordon (II) (1936)

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(1936) Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton. The first screen version about Flash Gordon and his adventures on the planet Mongo. Still great fun...

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Flash Gordon (archive footage)
Jean Rogers ...
Dale Arden (archive footage)
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Ming the Merciless (archive footage)
Priscilla Lawson ...
Princess Aura (archive footage)
Frank Shannon ...
Dr. Hans Zarkov (archive footage)
Richard Alexander ...
Prince Barin (archive footage)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ...
King Vultan (archive footage)
James Pierce ...
King Thun (archive footage)
Theodore Lorch ...
Second High Priest (archive footage)
Earl Askam ...
Officer Torch (archive footage)
Richard Tucker ...
Professor Gordon (archive footage)
George Cleveland ...
Professor Henson (archive footage)
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Lynton Brent ...
Transcontinental Pilot (archive footage)
Lane Chandler ...
Ming Guard (archive footage)
William Desmond ...
Hawkmen Lookout Captain (archive footage)
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(1936) Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton. The first screen version about Flash Gordon and his adventures on the planet Mongo. Still great fun...

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BIG FEATURE SENSATION! Amazing STRANGE WORLD ADVENTURES! From Alex Raymond's Famous Newspaper Strip (original one-sheet poster on feature release)

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Flash Gordon: Rocketship  »

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Feature version of the serial of the same name. See more »

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Dr. Zarkoff: Okay, Flash, I'm game. I'll help you save the world.
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Symphonic poem "Les Preludes"
Franz Liszt
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This is not the TV movie, but an earlier film from the same serial
29 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ROCKETSHIP is frequently confused with a second (and very similar) film cut from the original 1936 FLASH GORDON serial, the 1966 TV movie SPACESHIP TO THE UNKNOWN. (While SPACESHIP contains most of the material found in ROCKETSHIP, that second film has a longer running time.) As with MARS ATTACKS THE EARTH (a feature made from the 1938 chapter-play FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS that hit theaters soon after Orson Welles' infamous WAR OF THE WORLDS panic broadcast), ROCKETSHIP was playing the big screens before the small screens become a household staple.

Curiously the third/final Flash Gordon serial, FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE, did not result in a theatrical feature from Universal. When the decision was made to make new features from the old serials in the mid-Sixties, CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE yielded no less than two instant TV movies, THE PURPLE DEATH FROM OUTER SPACE and THE PERIL FROM PLANET MONGO. (The new film made from FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS was called THE DEADLY RAY FROM MARS.)


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