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Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  June 1975 (USA)
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Doc and the Amazing Five battle Captain Seas and "the green death" for control of a fabulous resource.

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Doc
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Long Tom
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Renny (as Bill Lucking)
Michael Miller ...
Monk
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Ham
Paul Wexler ...
Capt. Seas
Janice Heiden ...
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Karen
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Mona
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Don Rubio Gorro
Carlos Rivas ...
Kulkan
Chuy Franco ...
Cheelok
Alberto Morin ...
Jose
Victor Millan ...
Chief Chaac
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In the Fabulous Thirties, Doc Savage and his five Amazing Adventurers are sucked into the mystery of Doc's father disappearing in the wilds of South America. The maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart them at every turn as they travel to the country of Hidalgo to investigate Doc's father's death and uncover a vast horde of Incan gold. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Popular "sci-fi" author and pulp fiction fan Philip Jose Farmer wrote a book entitled "Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life", a biography of "the man of bronze". In it, he theorized that Clark Savage, Sr. (the father of Doc Savage) was James Clarke Wildman, who appeared in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Priory School". Farmer wrote an unused script for a sequel to "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze" entitled "Doc Savage: Archenemy of Evil", in which Holmes himself made an appearance, commenting on Savage as the greatest student of deduction he ever had and referencing his encounter with Savage's father. It remains unknown whom Farmer wanted for this role. See more »

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In the camping scene, Mona takes the coffee pot to the creek to get water. But it is still on the camp stove in the next scene. See more »

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Doc: Before we go... let us remember our code. Let us strive every moment of our lives to make ourselves better and better to the best of our ability so that all may profit by it. Let us think of the right and lend our assistance to all who may need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let us take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let us be considerate of our country, our fellow citizens, and our associates in everything we say and do. Let us do right to all - and wrong no ...
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Although all of the other lettering in the opening credits are in yellow, the "USA" in John Philip Sousa's name is in red, white and blue. See more »

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Better than Average Superhero Flick
8 July 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Out of the 30s came a number of superheroes, some of which are still with us, e.g., Batman, Superman, etc. The comics still have their followers and collectors. If I'd saved all my funnybooks from that era, I no doubt would be a wealthy man today, but I didn't and am not at all wealthy. However, the 30s was also the time of pulp heroes, e.g., the Saint, and Doc Savage. I remember seeing the paperbacks (called pocketbooks back then) with Doc Savage on the cover, usually draped in a torn shirt, showing his hyperdeveloped upper body and sculpted hair, his face in a contorted grimace suggesting pain or constipation. I never read any of the books and in fact, was living in South America when this film was released. In fact, it was a crazy friend and fellow colleague anthropologist who touted the film to me and got me curious. So, when it showed up on the late show, I watched it with interest. Ron Ely was an excellent choice for the title role. He had been a TV Tarzan (one of the better ones, BTW) and handled the action quite well. The story? Well, high adventure, whatever that means. Sadly, the thrills of the 30s do not always play well into the present day. They certainly didn't back in the late 70s when I saw this film. It was fun, entertaining but not particularly memorable. The good guys were good and the villain was villainous. Good triumphed but not without a struggle. What more can I say? There have been some schlock films which play on this theme. Some suffer from terrible writing, some from terrible acting and direction-- some from both. This film comes out a bit better than average in my estimation. Fun to watch but like yesterday's Chinese blue plate special, not very memory-provoking.


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