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Spaceship To The Unknown
     

Spaceship To The Unknown

Director: Frederick Stephani, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles B. Middleton

Cast: Frederick Stephani, Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles B. Middleton

 

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In 1936, Universal Pictures created a sensation with Flash Gordon, a 13-part adventure serial based on the popular comic strip of the day about a dare-devil do-gooder in outer space. Flash Gordon: Rocketship is a condensed version of that original serial, compressing the original twelve episodes into an efficient 97 minute feature. Flash Gordon (Buster

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In 1936, Universal Pictures created a sensation with Flash Gordon, a 13-part adventure serial based on the popular comic strip of the day about a dare-devil do-gooder in outer space. Flash Gordon: Rocketship is a condensed version of that original serial, compressing the original twelve episodes into an efficient 97 minute feature. Flash Gordon (Buster Crabbe) heads into space with brilliant scientist Dr. Zarkoff (Frank Shannon) and his sweetheart Dale Arden (Jean Rogers) in an effort to throw the planet Mongo off course; it is expected to crash into the Earth within a matter of days. However, once Flash and his crew arrive on Mongo, they have to deal with the supremely evil Ming the Merciless (Charles B. Middleton) and his wicked minions; Ming also appears to have a "fate worse than death" in mind for Dale, while Ming's daughter Princess Aura (Priscilla Lawson) has similar designs on Flash. Sharp-eyed film buffs will notice that many of this film's sets, costumes, and musical cues were borrowed from other Universal productions of the period, most notably The Bride of Frankenstein.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2015
UPC:
0644827923328
Original Release:
1936
Source:
Nostalgia Family
Sales rank:
57,629

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larry "Buster" Crabbe Flash Gordon
Jean Rogers Dale Arden
Charles B. Middleton Ming the Merciless
Priscilla Lawson Princess Aura
Richard Alexander Prince Barin
Frank Shannon Dr. Hans Zarkov
Duke York King Kala
Earl Askam Officer Torch
Theodore Lorch High Priest
James Pierce Prince Thun
Muriel Goodspeed Zona
Richard Tucker Flash Gordon, Sr.
Suzanne Danielle Servant
Lane Chandler Actor
Al Ferguson Actor
Fred Kohler Actor
Jack Lipson King Vultan
House Peters Shark Man
Glenn Strange Soldier
George Cleveland Prof. Hensley

Technical Credits
Frederick Stephani Director,Screenwriter
Jerome Ash Cinematographer
Jerry Ash Cinematographer
Ralph Berger Art Director
Basil Dickey Screenwriter
Norman Drewes Special Effects
Richard Fryer Cinematographer
Henry MacRae Producer
Ella O'Neill Screenwriter
George Plympton Screenwriter
Franz Waxman Score Composer

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