GenreAdventure, Family, Sci-Fi Music directorAlexander Laszlo WriterWarren Wilson LanguageEnglish
Release date10 July 1954 CastRichard Crane (Rocky Jones), Scotty Beckett (Winky), Sally Mansfield (Vena Ray), Robert Lyden (Bobby), Maurice Cass (Professor Newton) Similar moviesCrash of the Moons and Manhunt in Space are part of the same movie series
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Crash of the Moons is a 75-minute 1954 American science fiction film, consisting of three consecutive episodes of the television series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, which constituted a complete story. It was released only on 16mm for home movie rental and television syndication. It was directed by Hollingsworth Morse. This film is currently in the Public Domain.
Rocky Jones attempts to save the inhabitants of Ophiuchus, a planet about to collide with a moon. However, Cleolanta - the empress of the planet - is suspicious. While Rocky and his crew succeed in evacuating the planet in time, Cleolanta's pride and vanity are a major hindrance. As the last of the planet's population leaves, Cleolanta arrogantly declares that she will stay behind. Her assistant refuses to allow this, and picks her up against her will and carries her on board Rocky's own ship. She watches in despair as the moon crashes into her planet, the two bodies destroying one another instantly. As the ship heads for the new home that has been chosen for her people, Cleolanta realizes that she had been wrong, and that, as stated by one of her underlings, "it is the people that make a nation, not the land itself". She reconciles with Rocky and his crew, and sincerely thanks them for their efforts on her behalf and that of her people. This marks the end of the character Cleolanta in the Rocky Jones series. Succeeding episodes contain a new villain.
Richard Crane as Rocky Jones
Sally Mansfield as Vena Ray
Scotty Beckett as Winky
John Banner as Bavarro
Nan Leslie as Trinka
Patsy Parsons as Queen Cleolanta
Harry Lauter as Atlasan
Robert Lyden as Bobby
Maurice Cass as Prof. Newton
Charles Meredith as Secretary Drake
Lane Bradford as Lasvon
Rand Brooks as Andrews
This film is available on DVD in the 20 Movie Pack, "Alien Worlds" by Mill Creek publishers, and in DVD collections for the movie-mocking television series Mystery Science Theater 3000.