Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953– )

TV Series  -   -  Sci-Fi
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 76 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 17 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 359 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 76 titles
created 01 Nov 2013
 
a list of 386 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 82 titles
created 4 days ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953– )

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953– ) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1955  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A criminal mastermind known as The Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical current on the planet.

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney
Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950–1955)
Action | Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Four centuries into the future, Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning and Astro are training to become Solar Guards. Their ship, the "Polaris" took them to numerous adventures, usually natural catastrophes rather than villains.

Stars: Frankie Thomas, Al Markim, Jan Merlin
Superman (1948)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr
Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English
Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A single-handed hero sets himself against Martians trying to assume control of Earth.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Walter Reed, Lois Collier, Gregory Gaye
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Stars: Gordon Jones, Wade Boteler, Keye Luke
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven
Flash Gordon (1954–1955)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.

Stars: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joseph Nash
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins
Stars: Warren Hull, Wade Boteler, Anne Nagel
Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert
The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series 1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Brothers Mike and Bob Brannigan are private detectives who work out of a resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob is a serious, down-to-earth professional, while Mike is more of a free spirit, ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Dunne, Mark Roberts, Barney Phillips
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Judd Holdren ...
 Commando Cody (12 episodes, 1955)
Aline Towne ...
 Joan Gilbert (12 episodes, 1955)
Gregory Gaye ...
 The Ruler (12 episodes, 1955)
Craig Kelly ...
 Mr. Henderson (12 episodes, 1955)
Richard Crane ...
 Dick Preston (9 episodes, 1955)
...
 Baylor (6 episodes, 1955)
...
 The Moon Girl (6 episodes, 1955)
John Crawford ...
 Alien / ... (5 episodes, 1955)
Dale Van Sickel ...
 Clancy (5 episodes, 1955)
Edit

Storyline

It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant solar systems, and Commando Cody has just built the world's first spaceship. Written by Pilot TV Network

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 July 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Commando Cody  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There is some disagreement among fans of movie serials whether this is a 12-episode motion picture serial or a series of short subjects. This is because it was originally filmed as a TV series which contractual obligations forced Republic Pictures to give a theatrical release before allowing it to be broadcast on TV. As the episodes do not end in "cliffhangers", some serial "purists", considering this a requirement for the classification of a movie serial, refuse to accept it into the serial canon. Unlike short subject series, though, the episodes are not self contained - they follow a definite story arc, and cannot be shown out of order and have the story remain comprehensible to the viewer. Odd claims that unspecified 1950s legislation prohibited release of any motion picture filmed after 1948 from subsequently being released to television - which, if true, would prove that this title had no theatrical history and therefore must be classed as a TV series only - are entirely unfounded. In reality, post-1948 films were being shown on early-to-mid 1950s TV, often while still being available for theatrical showings as well, on a regular basis. In fact, the mass syndication of product postwar product by Republic Pictures itself resulted in many theaters boycotting this distributor for carrying the practice to an excess dangerous to the survival of motion picture theaters. The records of the New York State Censorship Board at the New York State Archives, clearly show that all twelve episodes of this serial were submitted for approval and licensing for theatrical exhibition in that state in 1953. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deconstructing Precrime and Precogs (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Commando Cody is a blast!
29 August 2005 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

I'm a sucker for all of Republic's "Rocketman" adventures. There were three Rocketman serials before this: King of the Rocketmen (1949), Radar Men From the Moon (1952), and Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). Next came these 12 episodes of Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953) which are like chapters of a serial only without cliffhanger endings. It's an entertaining hybrid of a serial and a TV show. This series uses plenty of stock footage, but that doesn't bother me one bit. It adds to the fun! I wasn't alive back in the 50's, but Commando Cody never fails to provide me with enjoyable escapism in 2005. All of Republic's Rocketman adventures are a blast!


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?