MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,190 this week

The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

Approved  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  3 August 1945 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 125 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Spencer Bennet) ,

Writers:

(original screenplay) (as Royal Cole) , (original screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 59 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 
a list of 66 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 506 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 526 titles
created 02 Aug 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Purple Monster Strikes.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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 boy is given the power to become an adult superhero with a single magic word.

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Outlaw Jesse James and his friend, on the run from Missouri, ride into a town where a gang is trying to drive area ranchers off their land because there's oil underneath it. They take ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, Thomas Carr
Stars: Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's intrepid Nyoka and her friends versus Vultura, Queen of the Desert, on a quest for the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore, William 'Billy' Benedict
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Greedy oil speculators, led by Morgan, are trying to force Tiger Woman and her band of warriors from their jungle home. Allen Saunders of Inter-Ocean Oil wants to develop the oil, too, but fights with Tiger Woman to stop the bad guys.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell
Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Duncan Renaldo
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A criminal mastermind known as The Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical current on the planet.

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney
Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
James Craven ...
Dr. Cyrus Layton
...
Hodge Garrett
Mary Moore ...
Marcia [Chs. 11-13]
John Davidson ...
Emperor of Mars [Chs. 2, 10-11]
Joe Whitehead ...
Carl Stewart
Emmett Vogan ...
Saunders [Chs. 3-4]
George M. Carleton ...
Dr. Paul Meredith [Ch. 9] (as George Carleton)
...
Charles Mitchell [Chs. 1-2, 10]
Rosemonde James ...
Helen / Maria posing as Helen [Chs. 11-12]
...
Dr. Harvey [Chs. 13-14]
Wheaton Chambers ...
Prof. Benjamin [Ch. 11]
Fred Howard ...
Prof. Crandall (as Frederick Howard)
Edit

Storyline

A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "purple monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

AMERICAN SCIENTIST BATTLES MAN FROM MARS IN STRANGEST STORY EVER TOLD! See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 August 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

D-Day on Mars  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Man in the Meteor


  • 2. The Time Trap


  • 3.Flaming Avalanche


  • 4.The Lethal Pit


  • 5. Death on the Beam


  • 6. The Demon Killer


  • 7. The Evil Eye


  • 8. Descending Doom


  • 9. The Living Dead


  • 10.House of Horror


  • 11.Menace From Mars


  • 12.Perilous Plunge


  • 13.Fiery Shroud


  • 14.The Fatal Trail


  • 15.Take-Off To Destruction


See more »

Quotes

Dr. Cyrus Layton: Why, who are you?
Purple Monster: My name would mean nothing to you. I've come from the planet which people on Earth call Mars.
Dr. Cyrus Layton: From Mars? But you speak our language.
Purple Monster: I speak all languages. Many years ago, my people invented and perfected a remarkable instrument known as the distance eliminator. With the aid of this device, I've been able to see and hear everything that happens on Earth.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Spy Smasher vs. The Purple Monster (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not realistic but fun.
25 April 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love old matinee serials that I watch on Space (Canada's version of the Sci-Fi channel) and this one is fun. True no space alien would ever waste their time being a gangster but it's fun. Oh and by the way if you're expecting to see a man eating monster there is no monster. It's the name of the alien criminal.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Roy Barcroft The Daz
MOVING CAMERA rrjustron
Discuss The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?