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Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 25 October 1950 (USA)
A single-handed hero sets himself against Martians trying to assume control of Earth.

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Mota (as Gregory Gay)
James Craven ...
Dr. Bryant
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Henchman Drake
Richard Irving ...
Henchman Ryan
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Steve
Michael Carr ...
Trent
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Watchman [Ch. 1]
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Taylor
George Sherwood ...
Gate Guard [Ch. 7]
Jimmy O'Gatty ...
Grady
John De Simone ...
Curtis [Ch. 8] (as John DeSimone)
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Crane [Ch. 7, 11]
Dick Cogan ...
Kirk [Ch. 7]
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A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out singlehanded to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ATOMIC THRILLS! CHILLS! SUSPENSE! Can the world be dominated by another planet! Is Mars inhabited by a hostile race of Supermen! (original poster) See more »


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25 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Atom Man from Mars  »

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$157,439 (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. Menace From Mars


  • 2. The Volcano's Secret


  • 3. Death Rides The Stratosphere


  • 4. Execution By Fire


  • 5. The Living Projectile


  • 6. Perilous Mission


  • 7. Descending Doom


  • 8. Suicide Sacrifice


  • 9. The Funeral Pyre


  • 10. Weapons of Hate


  • 11. Disaster On The Highway


  • 12. Volcanic Vengence


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Goofs

In every shot of the volcano the cloud formation stays the same. See more »

Quotes

[Earth pilot Trent inspects a Martian Flying Disc for the first time]
Trent: You know, I've never flown one of these things before.
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Connections

Edited into Missile Monsters (1958) See more »

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One of the all-time great serials!
29 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one is absolutely "so bad, it's good". The characters are wooden, the dialog stiff, the plot contrived. All in all, it's one of the most entertaining films I have in my vast collection of classic sci-fi space movies. Sure, there isn't a whole lot of outer space in it, and few rockets...and way too many fist fights where nobody's hat falls off. But the leaps in logic, the never-ending stream of vehicles that the characters drive, the bad line deliveries...all worth the price you pay. On the truly plus side: it is beautifully photographed, and the editing is pretty tight. Personally, I can't wait till this one comes out in DVD. I consider this one better than the Commando Cody serials (1951, 1953), and I'm a big Cody fan. The only thing missing is Judd Holdren (Captain Video, Zombies from the Stratosphere, etc.). Delightful.


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