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Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Berwick
Stars: Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis, John Harmon
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A female CIA agent is assigned to train and lead an all-female squad to Colombia to stop a renegade agent who has hired himself out to a drug cartel.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Edd Byrnes, Gail Fisher, Edy Williams
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty
Sci-Fi | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr Daniel Jekyll researching into drugs that would help mankind avoid surgery discovers a white powder that unleashes the animal in every man, and in his case turning him from a shy and ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Belson
Stars: Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Krista Errickson
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: James Ellison, Heather Angel, John Howard
Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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 | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Directors: Lester Wm. Berke, William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine
Act One (1963)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.

Director: Dore Schary
Stars: George Hamilton, Jason Robards, George Segal
The Captive (1915)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With her brother killed Sonya is given Turkish captive Mahmud to do the hard work on the farm. After they become fond of each other he strikes a Turkish officer. When peace arrives, his ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Blanche Sweet, House Peters, Gerald Ward
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 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)
Dale Van Sickel ...
 Clancy (12 episodes, 1955)
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 Dick Preston (9 episodes, 1955)
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 The Moon Girl (8 episodes, 1955)
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 Baylor (7 episodes, 1955)
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 Alien / ... (5 episodes, 1955)
Eddie Foster ...
 Mason (5 episodes, 1955)
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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

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16 July 1955 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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During the lengthy break between filming the first three and last nine episodes of this TV series, Republic shot another Rocket Man serial called Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). By the time work resumed on the Sky Marshal series, William Schallert, the actor who played Cody's male colleague "Ted Richards", was no longer available. He was replaced by Richard Crane who played a different character, "Dick Preston". Richards' absence was explained when Cody stated he had been reassigned to another post. See more »

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Pulling Out All Stops in Republic Assembly Line
26 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Rocket Suit had been used in 3 serials. The Commando Cody Name was used in one of them. Add the Rocket Ship, a (Platonic) female aid, some quasi governmental type staff men, a neat looking headquarters building and a mask, just for good measure and you have this early 1950's Theatrical/Television Series.

To be sure, all possibilities were considered before "COMMANDO CODY" went into production. It was serial-like in its story line and characters, but did not use the standard Cliff Hanger Chapter endings. Instead, all episodes were related, but also complete (sort of) in themselves. Obviously REPUBLIC or its TV Subsidiary or both would screen it. It reportedly did not work out in trial screening in theaters, so Hollywood TELEVISION SERVICE (Republic TV) had it prepared for television syndication.It even did a turn of network showings. Conveniently, each episode was just the proper length for a half-hour of Saturday morning kids' programing! Imagine that!

The business of editing series television into theatrical releases was later successfully used by other companies. Walt Disney was very active in this endeavor with DAVEY CROCKETT KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER and THE SIGN OF ZORRO, both being made up of television episodes edited into features and released theatrically.


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