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Planet Outlaws (1953)

Approved | | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
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.


Ford Beebe (uncredited), Saul A. Goodkind (uncredited)


Norman S. Hall, Helen Leighton (narrative) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Buck Rogers (archive footage) (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
Constance Moore ... Wilma Deering (archive footage)
Jackie Moran ... 'Buddy' Wade (archive footage)
Jack Mulhall ... Capt. Rankin (archive footage)
Anthony Warde ... Killer Kane (archive footage)
Philson Ahn Philson Ahn ... Prince Tallen (archive footage)
C. Montague Shaw ... Dr. Huer (archive footage) (as Montague Shaw)
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Aldar (archive footage)
William Gould ... Air Marshal Kragg (archive footage)
Henry Brandon ... Capt. Lasca (archive footage)
Kenne Duncan ... Lt. Lacy (archive footage)
Reed Howes ... Capt. Roberts (archive footage)
Wheeler Oakman ... Lieutenant Patten (archive footage)
Carleton Young ... 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 »


Voiceover: From somewhere in the skies above us come, from time to time, flaming discs and weird phenomena. What are they? Whence have they come?
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Revised version based on cartoon strip "Buck Rogers" by HARRY JAQUES REVIER See more »


Edited from Buck Rogers (1939) See more »

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Has anyone actually watched this movie?
13 August 2010 | by harlow28See all my reviews

Have watched many times and also the serial it came from... Love the old science fiction movies... Especially in black and white... Yet I wonder if any one has really watched this oldie... Every time I have seen it, one thing keeps bugging me about the character of Buck Rogers... Here on the IMDb site for "Planet Outlaws" the military rank of Buck is Colonel... Yet every single time I have seen this movie I distinctly hear Buck Rogers being referred to as Lieutenant ( excuse the spelling )... Not once in the movie have I ever heard Buck being referred to as Colonel Buck Rogers... Probably not the best review posted to this site but it is my first and thought I would put this to you all... I give it 5 out of 10... cheers

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