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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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SEE THE SHOCKING ANSWER TO THIS TERRIFYING THREAT WHEN A MARTIAN DICTATOR VISITS THE EARTH! (original poster - all caps) 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 the fight scene at Bryant's incinerator, Kent's coat jacket is torn, next shot it has disappeared. 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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Edited into Missile Monsters (1958) See more »

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Martians team up w/ stock footage to overthrow Earth.
28 May 2006 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Mota arrives on Earth from Mars, and takes into confidence manufacturer Bryant (a one time Nazi sympathizer) to launch a wave of destruction that will overwhelm Earth and put the planet under a Martian supreme dictator. Aerial patrolman Kent Fowler sees the theft going around Bryant's plant (by his two henchmen Drake and Ryan) and goes to stop the sabotage despite that his employer Bryant is the real criminal. Eventually Mota and Bryant develop their weapons to such a degree that they are able to start their campaign of destruction, unless Kent can stop them. Republic really threw in generous amounts of stock footage (I counted at least 4 different serials) to help overcome this corny script. The acting is pretty much wooden (even with veterans like Reed, Craven, and Lauter) and Gregory Gay makes for one of Republic's worst and most laughable villains. It's still entertaining enough, but pretty much an egg. Rating, based on serials, 3.5.


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