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Manhunt in Space -- (1953) Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett. Rocky and his space rangers battle in outer space against a group of space outlaws from the pirate planet of Prah...


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Not a feature film, but several episodes of the TV series "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" (1954) edited together and released as a feature. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Crane ... Rocky Jones (archive footage)
Sally Mansfield ... Vena Ray (archive footage)
Robert Lyden ... Bobby (archive footage)
Maurice Cass ... Professor Newton (archive footage)
Charles Meredith ... Secretary of Space Drake (archive footage)

Henry Brandon ... Rinkman, space pirate leader (archive footage)
Ray Montgomery ... Reggie, a space ranger (archive footage)
Gabriel Curtiz ... Dr. Vanko (archive footage) (as Gábor Curtiz)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scotty Beckett ... Winky (uncredited) (archive footage)

Tom Brown ... Paul Ray (uncredited) (archive footage)

James Griffith ... Ken, Cassa 7 Air Controller (uncredited) (archive footage)

Judd Holdren ... Ranger Higgins (uncredited) (archive footage)

Harry Lauter ... Atlasan (uncredited) (archive footage)
Patsy Parsons ... Cleolanta (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Link, a pirate (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Hoerl 

Produced by
Arthur Pierson .... associate producer
Roland D. Reed .... producer
Guy V. Thayer Jr. .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Walter Strenge 
Film Editing by
Fred Maguire 
Art Direction by
McClure Capps 
Production Management
Richard L'Estrange .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Moder .... assistant director
Visual Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects
Other crew
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor

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78 min
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Revealing mistakes: The wheel on the airlock door clearly doesn't move when Reggie "turns" it; he just moves his hands in a circle.See more »
[the Orbit Jet has just destroyed the derelict Martian spaceship Double M]
Winky:Well, the Double M just became the scrambled M.
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Cloaking Device, 2 January 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Long before Gene Roddenberry had his Romulans invent the cloaking device of invisibility on Star Trek, the creators of Rocky Jones - Space Ranger had Rocky's ship the Orbit Jet outfitted with something called cold light which accomplished the same thing. In Manhunt In Space Rocky needs the cold light in order to ferret out some space pirates who are robbing the earth supply ships to Cassa-7 blind and leaving them in permanent orbit around the planet.

The pirates are led by a couple of earth traitors Henry Brandon and Gibor Curtiz. And of course perennial villain and diva Patsy Parsons as the evil Queen Cleolanta of Ophesius is behind the dirty business.

Sally Mansfield as Vena Ray, Rocky's trusty navigator we find out has a brother in Tom Brown who's in charge of the settlement on Cassa-7. He's also got a traitor in his operation as well.

Some bad editing let a few key scenes go by without proper foundation. Still for those of us who were kids in the Fifties and loved this show back then, Manhunt In Space is your thing.

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