The incredible ROCKETMAN flies again in RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON (Republic, 1952). This is the first Commando Cody serial, in 12 chapters, starring newcomer George Wallace as Cody and Aline Towne as his sidekick Joan Gilbert, with serial veteran Roy Barcroft as the evil Retik, the Ruler of the Moon. Fantastic Moon Men plot to subjugate the Earth only to be thwarted by the daring COMMANDO CODY. Directed by Fred C. Brannon, with a screenplay by Ronald Davidson and special effects by the Lydecker brothers, RADAR MEN was also later released as a television film under the new title RETIK, THE MOON MENACE (1966). Others in the cast include Clayton Moore (TV’s LONE RANGER), William Bakewell and Peter Brocco. GEORGE WALLACE – ALINE TOWNE – ROY BARCROFT – CLAYTON MOORE Produced and Directed by Fred C. Brannon Republic Pictures 1952 B&W 166 Minutes 12 Chapters Two Disc Set – Interactive Menus Extras: Theatrical Trailer – Photo Gallery Also in this set is the ultra rare BRICK BRADFORD, Chapter 6, “BACK TO EARTH” starring KANE RICHMOND (SPY SMASHER) as the comic strip hero. This all-ages film is digitally remastered, regions-free, in NTSC format, and offered on two DVD-R discs that should play on any standard DVD player. Released by CultRetro in 2010.
– July 25, 2011