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Buck Rogers (1939)

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A pilot and his young passenger crash-land on a mountaintop and are put into suspended animation by a strange gas. They awake 500 years later to discover that the Earth is now ruled by a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Buck Rogers (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
Constance Moore ...
Jackie Moran ...
Jack Mulhall ...
Capt. Rankin
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C. Montague Shaw ...
Prof. Huer
Guy Usher ...
William Gould ...
Philson Ahn ...
Prince Tallen
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Capt. Laska
Wheeler Oakman ...
Lt. Patten
Kenne Duncan ...
Lt. Lacy (as Kenneth Duncan)
Carleton Young ...
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Reed Howes ...
Capt. Roberts
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A pilot and his young passenger crash-land on a mountaintop and are put into suspended animation by a strange gas. They awake 500 years later to discover that the Earth is now ruled by a tyrannical despot called Killer Kane, and they lead a fight to overthrow him. Written by Anonymous

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BUCK ROGERS BATTLES INVASION FROM FOREIGN PLANETS!...Space ships exploded by giant ray machines! Mountains crumbled by disintegrating machines! See more »


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Release Date:

11 April 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buck Rogers Conquers the Universe  »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the background music was originally used in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more »

Goofs

When Buck and Buddy infiltrate the council on Saturn, the second soldier reacts to being shot by Buck's laser gun before he is shot. See more »

Quotes

Killer Kane: And you are the men I made counsellors of Earth? I would be better served by this Buck Rogers who walked through your men as if they were children.
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Referenced in Zone Troopers (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Some of the music cues originally were composed for the following films:
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) music composed by Franz Waxman
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) composed by Edward Ward
Werewolf of London (1935) composed by Karl Hajos
Dracula's Daughter (1936) composed by Heinz Roemheld
Great Expectations (1934) composed by Edward Ward
The Invisible Man (1933) composed by Heinz Roemheld
Bombay Mail (1934) composed by Heinz Roemheld
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OK Universal space opera
1 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This one could have been better. Still interesting and good to look at. The re-recorded music is somewhat diluted because the orchestra was smaller than the one used in the original recordings. Warde is only fair as Killer Kane but Crabbe does a good job as Buck. Worth a look but it is no "Flash Gordon".


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