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Lost Planet Airmen (1951)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 25 July 1951 (USA)
Young member of scientific group uses new rocket-powered flying suit to thwart shadowy saboteur known only as "Dr. Vulcan".

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Jeffrey King (archive footage)
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Glenda Thomas (archive footage)
Don Haggerty ...
Tony Dirken (archive footage)
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Burt Winslow (archive footage)
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Prof. Millard (archive footage)
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Ted Adams ...
Martin Conway (archive footage)
Stanley Price ...
Gunther von Strum (archive footage)
Dale Van Sickel ...
Martin (archive footage)
Tom Steele ...
Knox, a thug (archive footage)
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Rowan (archive footage)
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This 1951 film is a feature re-issue of the 1949 12-chapter Republic serial "King of the Rocket Men" edited down to 65 minutes, which basically means that players such as Tom Steele, David Sharpe and Eddie Parker who had as many as four-to-five different roles (in addition to stunt doubling) in the 12-chapter serial only pop up here in two-three different roles but spaced closer together. Both versions find the diabolical Dr. Vulcan (I. Stanford Jolley) causing the deaths of Professors Drake (Dale Van Sickle in one of his five roles in the serial version)and Millard (James Craven, chewing less scenery than usual for him) of Science Associates, a privately-operated desert research project. The "accidents" attract the attention of Glenda Thomas (Mae Clarke), photographer for Miracle Science magazine. She visits the project and is placated by publicity director Burt Winslow (House Peters, Jr.) and project member Jeff King (Tristram Coffin.) Later, Jeff visits a cave where he has been ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This movie is a shortened version of the 1949 12-episodes serial King of the Rocket Men. See more »

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The Band & the Movie
22 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's right up there with Plan 9 on the all-time list of 'bad' movies.

Yes this movie did lend its name to the great rock/swing band. I asked Commander Cody about the connection to the movie, noting that it was absolutely so bad it was great. A DJ with us cringed, expecting CC to be shocked that I'd dissed a movie he revered. Cody burst out laughing that the night he saw the movie in some dump hotel his band was so bad that he named it after the equally 'bad' movie then & there. "This was before I had Buffalo Bruce and Andy Stein and Bill Kirchen...we were TERRIBLE!"

And true, there is no lost planet.


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