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Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 March 1938 (USA)
When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors:

Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Ray Trampe (original story and screenplay), Norman S. Hall (original story and screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Crabbe ... Flash Gordon
Jean Rogers ... Dale Arden
Charles Middleton ... Emperor Ming
Frank Shannon ... Dr. Alexis Zarkov
Beatrice Roberts ... Queen Azura
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Happy Hapgood
Richard Alexander ... Prince Barin [Chs. 6-15]
C. Montague Shaw ... Clay King (as Montague Shaw)
Wheeler Oakman ... Tarnak
Kenne Duncan ... Airdrome Captain (as Kenneth Duncan)
Warner Richmond ... Zandar
Jack Mulhall ... Bomber Captain [Chs. 4-5, 13]
Lane Chandler ... Flight Commander [Chs. 2-3]
Anthony Warde ... King Turan of the Forest People [Chs. 7, 11, 13]
Ben Lewis Ben Lewis ... Professor [Ch. 1]
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Storyline

Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov return from their former space adventures only to find that their enemy, Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo, has a new weapon: a deadly ray that crosses space to wreak havoc on earth. Earth's only hope is for our heroes to take off again and stop the ray at its source on Mars, where they (and a stowaway) must battle Ming's ally, Queen Azura, who turns her enemies into lumpish clay people. Can they survive 15 chapters of deadly perils? Find out next week... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Based upon the newspaper feature "Flash Gordon"-Owned and Copyrighted by King Features, Inc., Jan.7,1934 (original-release posters) See more »


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Trivia

Many of the original 1938 prints were dyed green. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where Queen Azura vanishes, you can see her run before the flash powder used for the effect ignites. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Ming: Take him to the Disintegrating Room.
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Connections

Edited into Deadly Ray from Mars (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Romeo and Juliet Overture
(uncredited)
(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Heard in episodes 1 to 3 to introduce various characters
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A Very Good Sequel
13 April 2008 | by johnrtracySee all my reviews

This is the sequel to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial. Flash and company go from the planet Mongo to the planet Mars. The same cast return with the addition of Frank Shannon as comic relief. Beatrice Roberts plays Queen Azura, "Queen Of Magic". I personally missed seeing Priscilla Lawson as Princess Aura. Charles Middleton is and always will be "Ming The Merciless" This serial is also Jean Rogers last portrayal of Dale Arden. This is a fun serial to watch. 15 thrilling episodes with clay people, forest people, Flash, Dale, Dr. Zarkof and, i do so love her, Beatrice Roberts. Well, girls and boys, buckle up have you're popcorn at the ready and enjoy. John R. Tracy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Soldiers' Trip to Mars See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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