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Planet Outlaws (1953)

Approved | | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
An American soldier suspended in time wakes up to find himself in the futuristic world of the year 2500.


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Complete credited cast:
Buck Rogers (archive footage) (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
Wilma Deering (archive footage)
'Buddy' Wade (archive footage)
Capt. Rankin (archive footage)
Killer Kane (archive footage)
Philson Ahn ...
Prince Tallen (archive footage)
Dr. Huer (archive footage) (as Montague Shaw)
Guy Usher ...
Aldar (archive footage)
Air Marshal Kragg (archive footage)
Capt. Lasca (archive footage)
Lt. Lacy (archive footage)
Capt. Roberts (archive footage)
Lieutenant Patten (archive footage)
Scott (archive footage)


Buck Rogers (1939) re-edited from serial to feature format and re-released for theatrical distribution in 1953; an American soldier suspended in time wakes up to find himself in the futuristic world of the year 2500. Once settled he realizes that an evil villain, along with his gang of outlaws, has been trying his best to gain total control the the universe and everything in it. Buck Rogers has other plans for these thoughtless henchmen and will do anything he in his power to stop them in their tracks. Written by Anonymous

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This is an edited version of the 1939 serial Buck Rogers (1939). See more »


George 'Buddy' Wade: I wouldn't call Dr. Huer exactly handsome, but I sure would give a lot to see his face right now.
Col. Buck Rogers: [laughs] I bet you would Buddy.
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Revised version based on cartoon strip "Buck Rogers" by HARRY JAQUES REVIER See more »

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Not bad low-budget sci-fi fun from the 1930's--I simply wish I was watching the entire, original and unedited serial instead!
16 April 2016 | by (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Let me say right off the bat that at least for me, there were two things working in this film's favour even before I started it (as 2 nifty percent of my infamous Mill Creek 50-pack, 'Nightmare Worlds'): a) I love the old-time serials, a part a week at the theatres, each with a cliffhanger ending; and b) I'm a fan of Buster Crabbe, from seeing him previously both as Tarzan and in a Flash Gordon serial. Directors Beebe and Goodkind were masters at the format, and this is no exception (although since it's from the 30's, and with B-movie budgetary restrictions at that, I readily dismiss all negative comments from people complaining that for the 1950's, it's really crappy filmmaking--it's NOT from the 50's, but simply edited then into a feature-length film the company could then sell, most probably to television stations).

I enjoyed it, though I wish that instead of seeing this, I was watching the unedited, undiluted full serial that was originally made. I have read that the best and most exciting parts were edited out.

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