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Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  9 January 1952 (USA)
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Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Wallace ...
Aline Towne ...
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Graber
Peter Brocco ...
Krog
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Daly (as Bob Stevenson)
Don Walters ...
Henderson
Tom Steele ...
Zerg
Dale Van Sickel ...
Alon
Wilson Wood ...
Hank
Noel Cravat ...
Robal
Baynes Barron ...
Nesor - Retik's Lab Aide [Ch.2]
Paul McGuire ...
Bream
Ted Thorpe ...
Al's Cafe Bartender [Ch. 6, 7, 12]
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Storyline

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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BLASTING OUT OF SPACE...and into ATOMIC ACTION. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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9 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Planet Men from Mars  »

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$185,702 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The clear rocket-shaped prop in Retik's moon lab previously appeared in Flight to Mars (1951). See more »

Goofs

In the space ship, the crew (aside from the pilot) sit in ordinary 1950's style swivel office chairs, with no headrests. In reality, these would be useless for space travel. See more »

Quotes

Graber: How 'bout a ride to town, mister?
Motorist: Sure. Hop in.
Graber: There's a man in a flying suit chasing us. Step on it.
Motorist: Huh?
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See "King of the Rocket Men" first
10 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This first Commando Cody adventure ain't bad, but the rocket suit, and most of the flying footage, was straight from Republic's first rocket suit serial, King of the Rocket Men (1949), usually considered the last of the great classic serials. Everything good in Radar Men (and there's plenty that's good) is better in Rocket Men! Please see it! The hero and villain have more personality, the action is more hard-hitting and extreme, the plot is more focused, and - perhaps most importantly - there is much mystery and subterfuge. In Rocket Men, our hero must keep his identity secret - no one knows it's him in that suit. And the villain too has a secret identity - we see him only in silhouette. Here, in Radar Men, everybody knows who everybody else is. Enjoy Radar Men (I know I did), but first, enjoy Rocket Men!


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