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Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  8 July 1953 (USA)
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A villain named Marlof attempts to set up secret missile bases inside Canada so he can launch missiles at the U.S. The Canadian Mounted Police dispatch agents to try to stop him.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Henry ...
RCMP Sgt. Don Roberts (as Bill Henry)
Susan Morrow ...
Kay Conway
Arthur Space ...
Marlof (Smokey Joe)
Dale Van Sickel ...
Beck
Pierre Watkin ...
RCMP Commissioner Morrison [Chs.1,10-12]
Mike Ragan ...
Reed
Stanley Andrews ...
Mr. Anderson [Chs.1-5]
Harry Lauter ...
Clark, a Mountie [Ch.12]
Hank Patterson ...
Jed Larson, Trapper [Ch.2-5]
Edmund Cobb ...
Mr. Warner [Chs.1-5]
Gayle Kellogg ...
RCMP Cpl. Guy Sanders [Chs. 1, 5-7]
Tom Steele ...
Mack, Truck Driver [Ch.8]
Jean Wright ...
Betty Warner [Chs.1-5]
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeane Wood ...
Mrs. Anderson [Chs.1-5]
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A villain named Marlof attempts to set up secret missile bases inside Canada so he can launch missiles at the U.S. The Canadian Mounted Police dispatch agents to try to stop him.

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THRILL-A-MINUTE ACTION IN THE FROZEN NORTH...As The Mounties Track Down Enemy Agents! (original poster)


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8 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Missile Base at Taniak  »

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$172,795 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Photophone System)
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Chapter Titles: 1. Arctic Intrigue 2. Murder or Accident 3. Fangs of Death 4. Underground Inferno 5. Pursuit to Destruction 6. The Boat Trap 7. Flames Versus Gun 8. Highway of Horror 9. Doomed Cargo 10.Human Quarry 11.Mechanical Homicide 12.Cavern of Revenge See more »

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With a name like that, it should have been weirder
7 March 1999 | by (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

When I saw the title of this serial, I was expecting something along the lines of a cross between Ed Wood and Commando Cody. What I got was a fairly routine chapter play about a foreign power wanting to set up missile sites in Canada to destroy US cities.

It is really pretty enjoyable, as far as early fifties serials go (the genre was on its last legs). There is a reasonable amount of location footage in the Northwest (or at least what looks like the Northwest) and it actually doesn't appear to be stock footage from some other production (though I may be wrong about that). The cast is fairly pleasant if bland. About the only actor the average viewer will recognize is Hank Patterson, known for Mr. Ziffel in Green Acres (and fun cameos in Earth Vs. The Spider and The Amazing Colossal Man).

Canadian Mounties Vs. Atomic Invaders is a nice little serial...nothing to really go out of your way for...but a good example of a fifties serial.


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