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Writer:
Ronald Davidson (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
BLASTING OUT OF SPACE...and into ATOMIC ACTION. See more »
Plot:
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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:
Copyright lapsed and was not renewed, so this film is now in the public domain.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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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
a Man Of Action!, 30 July 2006
Author: (winner55) from United States

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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