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Planet Outlaws (1953)

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A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.


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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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A charm of its own
12 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

The old movies, and especially the old serials, had a naive charm of their own. Starting with the characters, there was no ambiguity here. Bad guys did bad deeds and only bad deeds. Good guys did good deeds and only good deeds. This characterization is very apparent in this movie. Killer Kane is all evil and Buck Rogers is the next thing to a saint.

The futuristic sets and apparatus are a hoot. They would be laughed out of todays science fiction films. Compare with Stars Wars, big difference. The space ships eject sparks more appropriate to fireworks than a rocket engine. Saturn is a rocky planet, not a gas giant. The uniforms are ridiculous. Why bother with pressure suits and space helmets. Computers, what are they? The hero, of course, is indestructible, and so on.

All of this elements, and a few more, make old movies the charmers that they are.

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