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Writer:
Ronald Davidson (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 1952 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
BLASTING OUT OF SPACE...and into ATOMIC ACTION. See more »
Plot:
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Ludicrous, but groundbreaking See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
George Wallace ... Commando Cody
Aline Towne ... Joan Gilbert
Roy Barcroft ... Retik

William Bakewell ... Ted Richards

Clayton Moore ... 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]
Dick Cogan ... Jones - Dirt-road Motorist (Ch. 6)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Bailey ... Policeman #1 at Landing Field [Chs. 1, 3, 8] (uncredited)
Billy Dix ... Duke - Warehouse Henchman [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Claude Dunkin ... Kern - Ray-Gun Agent [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
Stephen Gregory ... Benson - Garage Owner [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Barry Hollins ... Ray-Gun Agent [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Motorist Transporting Pursuit Cop [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
William Marke ... Lunarium Guard [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
John Marshall ... Cafe Trucker [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Henchman Sam [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Paul Palmer ... Henchman Bill in Getaway Car [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Policeman No. 3 [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Sam Sebby ... Moon Scout #7 [Chs. 3, 8] (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Guard at Cody Labs [Ch. 11] (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Policeman No. 2 at Landing Field [Chs. 1, 3, 8] (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Stock Footage Henchman (uncredited)
Arthur Walsh ... Motorcycle Cop [Ch. 11] (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Brannon 
 
Writing credits
Ronald Davidson (written by)

Produced by
Franklin Adreon .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
John MacBurnie (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cliff Bell Sr.  (as Cliff Bell)
 
Art Direction by
Fred A. Ritter  (as Fred Ritter)
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Roy Wade .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (as Dick Tyler)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
 
Stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt double: George Wallace (uncredited)
Guy Teague .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double: William Bakewell (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nels Mathias .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Buttolph .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
R. Dale Butts .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mort Glickman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nathan Scott .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
167 min (12 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (Certificate #15555) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: In part 6, while Cody and Ted are in a car chase, in a brief shot the back projection is going in the wrong direction, making it look like their car is speeding backwards.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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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Ludicrous, but groundbreaking, 17 September 2001
Author: redbeard_nv from Boulder City

O.K., let's forget about all the little inaccuracies of the series, from clouds on the moon or the fact that Commando Cody always escapes from the deadly peril in a scene we didn't see in the last episode's cliffhanger.

Let's remember that fabulous flying rocket suit, which spurred the imaginations of both scientists at Bell Labs who tried to recreate it, to the imitators, such as the graphic novel turned movie, "The Rocketeer" or several episodes of "Star Trek:Voyager" spoofing the classic Republic serials.

Add to it the incredible work of brothers Howard and Theodore Lydecker, whose expert flying rigs made all the amazing flights so realistic (I dare you to find the wires attached to the models!). Their work became the industry standard long before computerized digital effects. They were responsible for the smooth flights of fancy by famous fantasy crafts such as the Flying Sub in "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea", the Proteus in "Fantastic Voyage" and the Jupiter II in "Lost In Space" (Look to the third episode of the series, where the Jupiter II crash lands on the first alien world, as the saucer emerges from the fog over a ridge. Irwin Allen knew he had a winning effect, so to save money (He was Mister Cheap), he shot it in color, to be used again two seasons later when the series upgraded from B&W).

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