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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)
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Tony Dirken (archive footage)
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Burt Winslow (archive footage)
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Prof. Millard (archive footage)
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Martin Conway (archive footage)
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Martin (archive footage)
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Rowan (archive footage)
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Turk (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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So bad it's great
10 September 1998 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

This old stinker makes the Flash Gordon movies look sophisticated. It's so terrible I love it, and I wish I could find a tape, but none of the catalogs I've checked list it. The rock band leader who calls himself Commander Cody must have loved it too, because he named his band after it.


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