7.3/10
481
4 user 2 critic

Rocket Ship (1936)

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Writers:

(based on the comic strip by), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Flash Gordon (1936)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton
Action | Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton
Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton
Deadly Ray from Mars (TV Movie 1966)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An edited version of the 1938 Universal serial "Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars" that was released to TV in a syndication package in 1966.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".

Directors: Harry Grossman, Burton L. King
Stars: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict
Flash Gordon (1954–1955)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.

Stars: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joseph Nash
Flash Gordon (1979–1982)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures of the comic strip space hero and his friends as they battle the tyranny of Ming the Merciless on the planet Mongo.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Alan Oppenheimer, Diane Pershing
Peril from the Planet Mongo (TV Movie 1966)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Flash Gordon (archive footage)
...
Dale Arden (archive footage)
...
Ming the Merciless (archive footage)
Priscilla Lawson ...
Princess Aura (archive footage)
...
Dr. Hans Zarkov (archive footage)
...
Prince Barin (archive footage)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ...
King Vultan (archive footage)
...
King Thun (archive footage)
...
Second High Priest (archive footage)
Earl Askam ...
Officer Torch (archive footage)
...
Professor Gordon (archive footage)
...
Professor Henson (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Transcontinental Pilot (archive footage)
...
Ming Guard (archive footage)
...
Hawkmen Lookout Captain (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flash Gordon  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Feature length version of the serial Flash Gordon Space Soldiers. See more »

Quotes

Dale Arden: Flash... Flash... Flash.
Vultan: She calls for Flash! I'll give her a flash!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Time of the Robots (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonic poem "Les Preludes"
Franz Liszt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Fun, but Purists May Object
29 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As near as I can figure, this is an original "Flash Gordon" serial from the thirties, edited into a feature length film for television. I discovered this on a DVD in the bargain bin at a local pharmacy, and was delighted, I watched the serials in their uncut form on WPIX New York almost 40 years ago, and have long wanted another look.

The editing down results in a crazy faced-paced narrative that 21st century viewers will probably find particularly enjoyable. It just races from one wild plot point to the next-- the tournament of death, the invisibility ray, the atomic furnaces... it never ever stands still.

Considering the far-out plot, and ridiculous dialog, the acting is pretty good. Charles Middleton is especially effective as Ming the Merciless, completely deadpan in his interpretation.


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?