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Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 9 January 1952 (USA)
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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Ted Richards
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Krog
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Daly (as Bob Stevenson)
Don Walters ...
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Zerg
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Alon
Wilson Wood ...
Hank
Noel Cravat ...
Robal
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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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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

Set builder and prop maker Eugene Hilchey found the miniature model of the space ship used in this film at the CBS Studio Center (formerly the Republic Studio) sometime in the 1960s. See more »

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Retik says the air on the moon has become very thin, and the moon men wear pressurized suits with oxygen tanks when they go outside. But when Cody and Ted go outside, they do not use pressurized suits, and although they wear helmets, they have no apparent oxygen supply. See more »

Quotes

[Commando Cody, Ted, and Joan are about to board ship for the moon]
Commando Cody: I still think this is no trip for a woman.
Joan Gilbert: Now don't start that again. You'll be very glad to have someone along who can cook your meals.
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One of the best Movie Serials of the 1950's
31 July 2000 | by (Magna, Utah) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Science Fiction, go to Amazon.com and buy Radar Men From The Moon on VHS or DVD. I own the VHS version and just got through watching it. It's pretty good for a black and white feature. I love the cliffhangers at the end of each episode. It was fun to watch. I gave it a 10. Watch SciFi channel. They just might show it someday. I am going to suggest that they run a film series that are all old movie serials with a science fiction theme. I live and breathe this stuff, you know...email me if you want to talk about this genre.


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