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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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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I saw Manhunt in Space.........., 6 September 2002
Author: MadCow5703

I saw "Manhunt in Space" on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (ep 413) and even Joel and the Bots could barely cut down on the deep hurting brought on by this clunker. It's really just a few episodes of the 50's kiddie show "Rocky Jones Space Ranger" cut together and there is certainly no shortage of laughable special effects, cheesy sets, even cheesier costumes, not to mention wooden performances and standard bad sci-fi "realism" (oh, apparently the only apparatus you need to walk out into space is an aquarium placed on your head). All this and I'm not even getting into the blatant homoeroticism in the relationship of Rocky and his sidekick Winky, who at one point actually talks about "the gay nightlife". Yikes. When Winky talks about "riding the rocket" you won't be thinking about space travel. It sounds like I'm overselling this thing a little so make no mistake, this is not so much a "so bad it's good" film as much as it is a "so bad it makes you want to claw your own eyes out" film. Don't see "Manhunt in Space" unless you are a rabid sci-fi completeist, or unless of course you are accompanied into the theater by a guy and two puppets. All I learned from it is that in the future people will communicate through Jimmy Dean sausages.

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