Radar Men from the Moon
1952 - 12 Chapters
This famous serial recycles the rocket-powered flying suit from King of the
Rocket Men (1949). The main character, Commando Cody, is a civilian
researcher with a number of employees and a large laboratory. (The laboratory
building is actually the front office of Republic Pictures with a fake "Cody
Commando Cody has a rocket-powered flying suit and a rocket ship capable
of reaching the Moon. When the U.S. finds itself under attack from a mysterious
forces that can wipe out entire military bases and industrial complexes, Cody
surmises that the Earth is under attack from its own Moon. He takes the rocket
there to discover and confront the Moon's dictator Retik, who announces plans
to conquer our planet and move the Moon's entire population there.
Cody spends most of the serial's chapters on Earth, battling an elusive lunar
warrior named Krog and his gang of human crooks, hired to steal and stockpile
supplies for the invasion. Clayton Moore plays Krog's chief gangster assistant.
Radar Men from the Moon's first chapter spawned the famous expression "Atomic activity on the Moon. Atomic blast on the Earth" (uttered by Henderson
when telling scientists of the government's research findings).
George Wallace as Commando Cody. The character Commando Cody is introduced in this serial. The character is announced before the title in the opening credits and above both the title and actors names in the posters.
Aline Towne as Joan Gilbert
Roy Barcroft as Retik, Ruler of the Moon. Barcroft was cast as Retik to match the stock footage from The Purple Monster Strikes. He wears the same costume in both serials.
William Bakewell as Ted Richards
Clayton Moore as Graber
Peter Brocco as Krog
Bob Stevenson as Daly
Bridge of Death
Flight to Destruction
Hills of Death
The Enemy Planet
Battle in the Stratosphere
Mass Execution - a re-cap chapter
Death of the Moon Man
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Your Serial comes on a DVD-R in
a Paper Protective Sleeve with Color
Artwork on the DVD.
Please keep in mind that this movie is of
very good quality for its age, but is over 75 years old.
This is Not HD quality and may not look that great on your large
flat screen TV.
This Classic Serial is in the Public
Date of release:
January 9, 1952
Date entered public domain: January 1st 1971