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King of the Rocket Men (1949)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 8 June 1949 (USA)
Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

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James Craven ...
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Prof. Bryant
Douglas Evans ...
Chairman [Ch. 12]
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Martin Conway [Chs. 1-4]
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Gunther Von Strum
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Martin - Henchman [Ch.1] / Prof. Drake [Ch. 1] / Henchman Gates [Chs. 6-7, 9-11]
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Rowan [Ch. 3]
Michael Ferro ...
Turk - Henchman [Ch. 8]
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Warehouse Guard [Chs. 1, 10]
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Storyline

Prof. Millard pretends to be dead and helps Jeff King ferret out Vulcan, the evil traitor at the science academy. Donning his Rocket Man costume King goes from one hair raising rescue to the next in order to keep the newly invented Decimator out of the clutches of Vulcan and his minions. Written by Randy Spencer <spencer@ricochet.net>

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8 June 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der König der Raketenmänner  »

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$165,592 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Dr. Vulcan. Traitor; 2. Plunging Death; 3. Dangerous Evidence; 4. High Peril; 5. Fatal Dive; 6. Mystery of The Rocket Man; 7. Molten Menace; 8. Suicide Flight; 9. Ten Seconds To Live; 10. The Deadly Fog; 11. Secret of Dr. Vulcan; 12. Wave of Disaster [NOTE: The On Screen number to this is 'Last Chapter' instead of '12']. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Chapter 6/ beginning of Chaper 7, when the truck smashes through the warehouse wall and goes over the cliff the rear wheels and axle become completely detached from the undercarriage, but when the truck plunges into the water the axles and wheels are attached to the truck. See more »

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Glenda Thomas: Am I glad you caught up with me again.
Jeffrey King: It's getting to be a habit that I'd like to break.
Glenda Thomas: Well, I was only trying to help.
Jeffrey King: The best you can do is help yourself to a ride back to town. The highway is right over there.
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Childhood Saturday mornings... all over again
3 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie serial has been on my mind for years. I finally found it via the internet. What a wonderful find! Not the greatest of acting, just a nice memory from days gone by, from when I was a kid and paying 3d (pennies) old stuff!!, in 1956-7 to go to Saturday morning movies with my brothers and be so excited at having to wait until the following week to see if Jeff King would escape! He always did, but it was never as was portrayed the previous week.... the mind forgets the small details when a week has gone by. Tristram Coffin made hundreds of film and television appearances, none of which were Oscar winners, but he was always presenting himself with a hero presence. As I say, not the greatest acting, but a brilliant step back in time to when all life was really rather innocent. Great stuff!!


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