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Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

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Doc and the Amazing Five battle Captain Seas and "the green death" for control of a fabulous resource.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Lester Dent (based upon the novel by) (as Kenneth Robeson), George Pal (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Ely ... Clark Savage Jr. aka Doc
Paul Gleason ... Long Tom
William Lucking ... Renny (as Bill Lucking)
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Monk Mayfair
Eldon Quick ... Johnny
Darrell Zwerling ... Ham
Paul Wexler ... Captain Seas
Janice Heiden Janice Heiden ... Adriana
Robyn Hilton ... Karen
Pamela Hensley ... Mona
Bob Corso ... Don Rubio Gorro
Carlos Rivas ... Kulkan
Chuy Franco Chuy Franco ... Cheelok
Alberto Morin ... Jose
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Chief Chaac
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Doc Savage, the man of bronze, was raised from childhood by a team of scientists to become the original "super" hero of the 1930s. A man of great mental and physical strength, he went around the world battling larger-than-life villains.

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Storyline

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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Trivia

Lester Dent's widow, Norma, loved the movie. She said, "... I thought my heart would burst with pride. I saw the movie three times that day. I cried when I heard Ron Ely deliver the Doc Savage code - he said it as he meant every word of it. It was wonderful." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Johnny: An absolute absence of ambulation.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in War on Everyone (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Source Music
Written and Performed by Frank De Vol And His Orchestra
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Well, yes, it _is_ camp...
13 August 1999 | by GislefSee all my reviews

The problem is that the movie rode in on the coattails of the 60's-created concept that comic books could only be done as "camp" (i.e., the 60's Batman show) for TV and movie. Thus you have combat sequences with subtitles (come on!), a cluelessly unromantic Doc Savage (he was uncomfortable around women in the pulps, not an idiot), Monk Mayfair in a nightsheet (a scene guaranteed to give you nightmares for several nights), and the totally hokey ending with the secondary bad guy encased in gold like a Herve Villechez posing for an Oscar statute. And when they're not doing booming Sousa march scores, the tinkly little "funny" music undercuts much of the drama.

Even as such, this movie is...okay. It's fun, and when it stays serious it's a very accurate representation of the pulps. Except for Monk, as has been mentioned before: he's hugely muscled, not obese. And Long Tom, who is supposed to be a pale scrawny guy with an attitude, not Paul Gleason with an (inexplicable) scarf.

The Green Death sequences, for instance, are remarkably gruesome and not something I'd recommend for children. But they are very close to the feel of the pulps. When the writers and producers get it right, they do get it right - I'll give them that.

But if the producers had done Doc with the loving care and scripting of, say, Reeves' first two Superman movies, think what we might have had then. I think the problem is the movie's schizophrenic. There's a definite sense of trying to do a 30's homage, but they're also trying to give in to the "heroes must be camp" attitude that Batman created. One gets the impression there was a sober, pulp-style first draft and then someone came in and said, "Hey, let's make it funny - it worked with the Batman show 8 years ago!"

But Doc lives on, thanks to Earl MacRauch and Buckaroo Banzai. If MacRauch ain't doing a homage to Doc Savage in that movie, the man is truly demented. So when the series actually gets on TV (allegedly mid-season in '99-00), Doc Savage, updated to the 90's, will live once more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

George Pal Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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