Radar Men from the Moon

Overview

In the second of Republic Pictures' three "Rocket Man" serials, the government assigns Commando Cody (George Wallace) to look into a series of strange atomic explosions threatening the United States' defense systems. As Cody discovers, the threat comes from the Moon, whose ruler, Retik (Roy Barcroft), is planning an invasion of Mother Earth due to a severe lack of atmosphere on his own planet. Retik works through Krog (Peter Brocco), an inter-planetary henchman who does all the financing and hiring on Earth. ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (5) from $6.98   
  • New (3) from $6.98   
  • Used (2) from $21.08   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$6.98
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(211)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2003, New. 2 hrs 49 mins. Image Entertainment (DVD/Not Rated). Daedalus Books, quality books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices since 1980.

Ships from: Columbia, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$22.82
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(209)

Condition: New
DVD New 014381946529 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.23
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2317)

Condition: New
014381946529 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

In the second of Republic Pictures' three "Rocket Man" serials, the government assigns Commando Cody (George Wallace) to look into a series of strange atomic explosions threatening the United States' defense systems. As Cody discovers, the threat comes from the Moon, whose ruler, Retik (Roy Barcroft), is planning an invasion of Mother Earth due to a severe lack of atmosphere on his own planet. Retik works through Krog (Peter Brocco), an inter-planetary henchman who does all the financing and hiring on Earth. Unfortunately, the hooded lunar visitor fails miserably on both fronts: the preparations for the invasion are severely under funded and the hired guns, such as former prison inmate Graber (Clayton Moore), less than competent. But despite these caveats, Commando Cody and his fellow space travelers, Joan Gilbert (Aline Towne) and Ted Richards (William Bakewell), have to suffer through 12 chapters before finally destroying the threat from the planet Moon. Radar Men From the Moon was filmed between October 17, 1951, and November 6, 1951, on a budget of $172,840. Most location filming, not excluding plenty of stock footage from earlier Republic serials, was done at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, California. The serial was followed by a brief television series, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal, which retained Aline Towne as Joan Gilbert but replaced George Wallace and William Bakewell with Judd Holdren and William Schallert.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

[None specified]
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Because of Republic Pictures' budget restrictions, due mainly to the increasing threat from television, Radar Men From the Moon has a goofy feel to it not unlike the sci-fi travails of Edward D. Wood, Jr. For one thing, considering the threat of a lunar invasion, the United States government seems fairly lackadaisical, depending solely on Commando Cody and his "rocket suit." Ah, yes, Cody also commandeers a rather sparse space ship featuring what for all intent and purposes looks like office chairs on rollers. Not that the opposition is all that fierce, either, consisting mostly of a couple of tightlipped thugs and their baroque ruler Retik, the latter played by veteran Republic villain Roy Barcroft who remembered spending a single day filming his scenes in a modified version of the outfit he had worn in 1945's The Purple Monster Strikes. In the same vein, the spectacular lunar city over which he lords comes complete from Darkest Africa (1935). The casting of the rather dour George Wallace in the lead -- instead of, say, handsome Clayton Moore, who is relegated to playing a henchman -- may seem strange but at this early stage in his career, Wallace bore a striking resemblance to ace stuntman Dale Van Sickel, a much more persuasive factor at Republic than mere looks and acting prowess. Yet despite wooden acting (a cigar store Indian is livelier than the Wallace-Towne-Bakewell combo), slipshod production values and the inevitable budget-saving recap chapter (# 10 in this case), Radar Men From the Moon remains highly entertaining, what with the customary fine special effects by the Lydecker brothers and such verbal highlights as Miss Towne persuading Commando Cody to bring her along on the very first manned trip to outer space by reminding him how felicitous it will be to "have someone along to cook your meals."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • UPC: 014381946529
  • Original Release: 1952
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:49:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Wallace Commando Cody
Aline Towne Joan Gilbert
Roy Barcroft Retik
William Bakewell Ted Richards
Clayton Moore Graber
Peter Brocco Krog
Bob Stevenson Daly
Don Walters Henderson
Tom Steele Zerg
Dale Van Sickel Alon
Wilson Wood Hank
Noel Cravat Robal
Baynes Barron Nasor
Paul McGuire Bream
Ted Thorpe Bartender
Dick Cogan Jones
Stephen Gregory Gregory
Paul Palmer Bill
Harry Hollins Brad
Carey Loftin man
Jack Shea Officer Doyle
Billy Dix Duke
William Marke guard
Claude Dunkin Kern
Sam Sebby Moon scout
Arthur Walsh motorcycle officer
Joe Bailey police officer
Guy Teague police officer
Dick Rich police officer
Tony Merrill sam
John Marshall Smith
Ken Terrell stunts
Technical Credits
Fred C. Brannon Director
Franklin Adreon Associate Producer
Cliff Bell Editor
Ronald Davidson Screenwriter
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
Theodore Lydecker Special Effects
John MacBurnie Cinematographer
John McBurnie Cinematographer
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
James S. Redd Set Decoration/Design
Fred A. Ritter Art Director
Dick Tyler Sound/Sound Designer
Stanley Wilson Musical Direction/Supervision
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Moon Rocket [20:01]
2. Molton Terror [13:20]
3. Bridge of Death [13:21]
4. Flight to Destruction [13:20]
5. Murder Car [13:21]
6. Hills of Death [13:20]
7. Human Targets [13:18]
8. The Enemy Planet [13:20]
9. Battle in the Stratosphere [13:20]
10. Mass Execution [13:18]
11. Planned Pursuit [13:20]
12. Take-Off to Eternity [13:23]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Chapter Selection
   Movie Trailers
      Darkest Africa
      Radar Men From the Moon
      Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
      SOS Coast Guard
      The Undersea Kingdom
      Zorro Rides Again
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    Great classic movie series

    This video provides a great look at the special effects used at the time. You can also get an unusual look at Clayton Moore without the mask!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews