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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 ...
Roy Barcroft ...
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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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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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HILLS OF DEATH! SUPER-SCIENCE STRUGGLE! See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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9 January 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Moon Rocket


  • 2. Molten Terror


  • 3. Bridge of Death


  • 4. Flight to Destruction


  • 5. Murder Car


  • 6. Hills of Death


  • 7. Camouflaged Destruction


  • 8. The Enemy Planet


  • 9. Battle in the Stratosphere


  • 10. Mass Execution


  • 11. Planned Pursuit


  • 12. Death of the Moon Man


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Goofs

When Cody is flying in his secret flying suit, in the long shots his arms are always stretched straight forward; but in the close-ups his arms are always bent somewhat downward. 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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a Man Of Action!
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From my review to The Rocketeer (1991): This serial made an easy transition to television, and was played every Saturday - some years every day - on television throughout the early 1960s. I sat glued whenever it was on. Commando Cody actually did look like he was flying!

  • But more importantly, being the last of the great serial heroes, his


writers had learned from previous mistakes, not to let Cody or his friends - or his enemies - do any much talking. The serial was just one fist-fight, shoot-em-up-explosion after another; but, what made this important is that Cody thus had no time to doubt, to question, even to pose - he had to take decisive action at every minute - and he did! - this was no typical wimp (which by the mid-'60s were cluttering up comics, books, and films), this was a Man Of Action! And the second I recall ever seeing from popular culture (after Eliot Ness in the Untouchables).

Accept no imitations.


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