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Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere (1951)

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Space hero Captain Video battles the evil Vultura on the planet Atoma.

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Complete credited cast:
Judd Holdren ...
Larry Stewart ...
George Eldredge ...
Gene Roth ...
Vultura
Don C. Harvey ...
Gallagher (as Don Harvey)
William Fawcett ...
Alpha [Chs. 1-3, 7, 15]
Jack Ingram ...
Henchman Aker [Chs. 1, 7, 10-14]
...
Zarol [Chs. 8-9]
Skelton Knaggs ...
Retner
Jimmy Stark ...
Ranger Rogers
Rusty Wescoatt ...
Henchman Beal [Chs. 1, 7, 11]
Zon Murray ...
Henchman Elko [Chs. 1, 7, 10-14]
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Space hero Captain Video, the leader of a group of crime-fighters known as the Video Rangers. Who battles the evil interplanetary menace, dictator Vultura on the planet Atoma, and his lackey, the traitorous earth scientist Dr. Tobor who are planning to conquer the earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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27 December 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Cinecolor sequences)|

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1.37 : 1
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The robot suits worn by actors were originally designed for and used in Mascot's Gene Autry serial The Phantom Empire (1935). See more »

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In chapter 11, Captain Video slightly stumbles over his line "in this area" while being secretly recorded. However, during the playback, the Captain says his line perfectly. See more »

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Fun with Gadgets
3 June 2002 | by (Stourbridge, England) – See all my reviews

I've yet to see a really great Columbia serial, they all seem to go on too long, and this didn't break the mould. It took me a long time to track down a copy (thank God for video) and it was black & white, missing the Cinecolor tinted sequences, but beggars can't be choosers. Planet Atoma looks dusty, and is ruled by despot Vultura, everyone is dressed in costumes left over from a "Buck Rogers" serial and he wants to rule the universe, starting with Earth! Captain Video and a young man who every one calls "Ranger" take him on. Between them they have a Gadget for every emergency and some left over, and space flight is as easy as catching the local bus.....but It's fun. By the way in all of the 15 episodes there's not one girl.


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