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Genre  Sci-Fi
Directors  Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Producer  Henry MacRae
Country  United States
5.2/10 IMDb

Initial release  1966
Running time  1h 28m
Language  English
Purple Death from Outer Space movie poster
Writer  Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton, Barry Shipman
Genres  Science Fiction, Adventure Film, Superhero movie
Cast  Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon), Carol Hughes (Dale Arden), Charles Middleton (Ming the Merciless), Frank Shannon (Dr. Zarkov), Don Rowan (Captain Torch), Victor Zimmerman (Lt. Thong)
Similar movies  Related Ray Taylor movies, Related Ford Beebe movies

Purple Death from Outer Space is a 1966 American feature length compilation of the first half of the 1940 serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. A second feature with footage from the final half of the serial was used to complete another 1966 feature film Perils from the Planet Mongo. Both were made available directly as made-for-TV movies.

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Plot summary

When the Earth is attack by a mysterious substance causing death and leaving the victim purple, Dr Zarkov, Flash Gordon and Dale Arden discover the deaths are caused by one of Ming's spaceships from the planet Mongo. The trio go to the planet to bring an antidote back to the Earth and thwart Ming's schemes.

The film manages to turn the original serial into a fast moving and coherent film though the majority of Anne Gwynne's scenes are cut.

Cast

  • Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon
  • Carol Hughes as Dale Arden
  • Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless
  • Frank Shannon as Dr. Zarkov
  • Don Rowan as Capt. Torch (archive footage)
  • Victor Zimmerman as Lt. Thong (archive footage)
  • Lee Powell as Capt. Roka (archive footage)
  • Donald Curtis as Capt. Ronal (archive footage)
  • Edgar Edwards as Capt. Turan (archive footage)
  • Roland Drew as Prince Barin
  • Shirley Deane as Princess Aura
  • Luli Deste as Queen Fria
  • Sigurd Nilssen as Count Korro (archive footage)
  • John Hamilton as Prof. Gordon (archive footage)
  • Herbert Rawlinson as Prof. Frohman (archive footage)
  • Tom Chatterton as Dr. Arden (archive footage)
  • Soundtrack

    Les préludes by Franz Liszt

    References

    Purple Death from Outer Space Wikipedia
    Purple Death from Outer Space IMDb Purple Death from Outer Space themoviedb.org


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