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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:
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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)
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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:
During a fight scene between George Wallace as Commando Cody and Clayton Moore as the villain Graber, Wallace zigged when he should have zagged, and Moore connected with him and broke his nose.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Ordering the rocket ship to turn around the pilot is told to make a "quick 360" turn. In fact, a 360 turn would simply turn the ship completely around in a circle to resume it's present course.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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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Maybe, My Favourite REPUBLIC Movie Serial?, 8 February 2003
Author: StuOz

In 1936 Republic made a very boring serial called Undersea Kingdom. But it had some fancy aircraft effects. In 1941 Republic made an okay serial called The Adventures of Captain Marvel. But it had amazing flying footage of Marvel. In 1949 Republic made a reasonably good serial called King Of The Rocketmen. More amazing flying effects. This was all a lead up to something. In 1952 Republic would make a true comic book classic.

Republic Studio effects man Mr Howard Lydecker is the most under-rated effects man in Hollywood. His work in Radar Men (and the above mentioned serials) steals the show. We have full scale spaceships, miniature spaceships, rocketman flying in the sky, fancy sci-fi hardware all over the place (including an early model of that female robot from the Lost In Space episode "Ghost Planet"), it is all here!

I also like looking at 1950s cars race around country roads and there is no shortage of that here. All great stuff! The cast? I don't know any of them but who cares? This is just screen comic book entertainment and nothing else. In the 1960s Howard Lydecker would do effects for TV's Lost In Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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