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Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 16 July 1952 (USA)
The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

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Sue Davis
Wilson Wood ...
Bob Wilson
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Dr. Harding
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Roth
Craig Kelly ...
Mr. Steele
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Shane
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Walker [Ch. 3] / Truck Driver [Ch. 8]
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Telegrapher [Chs. 1, 10]
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Lawson - Boat Charter Operator [Ch. 3]
Jack Harden ...
Kerr
Paul Stader ...
Fisherman [Ch. 7]
Gayle Kellogg ...
Dick the Rocketship Pilot
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Security agent Larry Martin, who can fly with an experimental rocket suit, investigates clandestine visits to earth by a Martian spaceship. Meanwhile, villainous Martians conspire with a traitorous atomic scientist to blast earth out of its orbit and replace it with Mars! Can Larry and his cohort Bob Wilson stop the Martians before they complete their dastardly project? Not a zombie in sight. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES YOU'LL SEE...ROCKET SHIPS IN STRATO-FLIGHT!...STRANGE CREATURES FROM ANOTHER WORLD! ROCKET MEN FIGHTING ROBOTS! DEADLY MACHINES AND WEAPONS IN ACTION! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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16 July 1952 (USA)  »

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Des Satans Satellit  »

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$176,357 (estimated)
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(12 chapters)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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It is the 3rd Republic 12 chapter serial to feature the rocket powered flying pack and helmet first introduced in the serial King of the Rocket Men (1949). See more »

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Edited into J-Men Forever (1979) See more »

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Colourised feature also
18 June 2000 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Around 1990 Television NZ screened a colourised feature of this serial. I've never seen any reference to it elsewhere. It ran about 100 minutes. Considering how bad some colourisations can be this one was quite good, being very similar to Eastmancolour in the tones but without the saturation.


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