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Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  21 March 1938 (USA)
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When a deadly ray strikes Earth, Flash and his friends return to space to battle Ming the Merciless and his ally the queen of Mars.

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Jean Rogers ...
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Frank Shannon ...
Beatrice Roberts ...
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Richard Alexander ...
C. Montague Shaw ...
Clay King (as Montague Shaw)
Wheeler Oakman ...
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Airdrome Captain (as Kenneth Duncan)
Warner Richmond ...
Zandar
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Bomber Captain [Chs. 4-5, 13]
Lane Chandler ...
Flight Commander [Chs. 2-3]
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Ben Lewis ...
Professor [Ch. 1]
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Storyline

Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov return from their former space adventures only to find that their enemy, Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo, has a new weapon: a deadly ray that crosses space to wreak havoc on earth. Earth's only hope is for our heroes to take off again and stop the ray at its source on Mars, where they (and a stowaway) must battle Ming's ally, Queen Azura, who turns her enemies into lumpish clay people. Can they survive 15 chapters of deadly perils? Find out next week... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Based upon the newspaper feature "Flash Gordon"-Owned and Copyrighted by King Features, Inc., Jan.7,1934 (original-release posters) See more »


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21 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Space Soldiers' Trip to Mars  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

Swedish censorship number 58.222. Universal in Sweden in 1938 showed this at the cinemas as a single 76 minutes movie, not as a serial. See more »

Goofs

In a couple of scenes we hear Dale scream, but we don't see her mouth open. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Ming: Take him to the Disintegrating Room.
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Romeo and Juliet Overture
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(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Heard in episodes 1 to 3 to introduce various characters
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Beyond Criticism
24 February 2009 | by (Chicago United States) – See all my reviews

The degree to which these episodes require of the viewer a super-human suspension of belief makes them, I believe, beyond all criticism and places them in a category that defies definition--"kitsch" and "camp" do not begin to do this cinematic production justice. I do have one criticism, however, of King Entertainment's editing of the DVD. They should have left in the original breaks in the story line which corresponded to the actual viewing experience of the original audiences in the movie houses of the 30s & 40s and TV of the 60s & 70s: namely those dramatic moments at the end of a chapter when Flash & company appeared to be finished for certain. The beginning of the next sequel revealed how they managed their astonishing, breath-taking escape from the gaping jaws of death.


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