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Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 9 January 1952 (USA)
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred C. Brannon

Writer:

Ronald Davidson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Wallace ... Commando Cody
Aline Towne ... Joan Gilbert
Roy Barcroft ... Retik
William Bakewell ... Ted Richards
Clayton Moore ... Graber
Peter Brocco ... Krog
Robert R. Stephenson Robert R. Stephenson ... Daly (as Bob Stevenson)
Don Walters Don Walters ... Henderson
Tom Steele ... Zerg
Dale Van Sickel ... Alon
Wilson Wood Wilson Wood ... Hank
Noel Cravat Noel Cravat ... Robal
Baynes Barron ... Nesor - Retik's Lab Aide [Ch.2]
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ... Bream
Ted Thorpe Ted Thorpe ... Al's Cafe Bartender [Ch. 6, 7, 12]
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Storyline

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

BLASTING OUT OF SPACE...and into ATOMIC ACTION. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet Men from Mars See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,702 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Set builder and prop maker Eugene Hilchey found the miniature model of the space ship used in this film at the CBS Studio Center (formerly the Republic Studio) sometime in the 1960s. See more »

Goofs

When Commando Cody is flying over the Moon Man's city, there's a large cauldron with giant flames in front of one of the structures. Flames couldn't burn on the moon. See more »

Quotes

Henderson: For some time our astronomers have noticed an unusual amount of atomic activity on the moon. Atomic activity on the moon, atomic blasts on the earth: the two known facts fit together.
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Referenced in Classic Sci-Fi TV: 150 Episodes (2009) See more »

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Great 50's Serial
14 March 2004 | by Lathe-2See all my reviews

This is a great example of the B&W serials from the 50's. If your interested in seeing what the old movie serials from the 50's looked like, this is a perfect example, and it is fun to watch.Sure by todays standards the special effects and acting are a little ham-fisted and archaic, but remember this is from 1951 to 52 before TV even took hold.

Radar Men has a good story that keeps you interested episode after episode. The special effects are great for the time period. Cool space gadgets, a full size rocket ship, modeIs galore. You can't ask for more. The acting is passable with some great emoting on the close- ups. I recommend catching it if you can. It is out on dvd now. I picked it up in a box set of hokey sci-fi from Platinum disc corporation.


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