Retik, the Moon Menace (1952)

Genres - Action, Science Fiction  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |  
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Retik, the Moon Menace is a feature-length abdridgement of the 12-part Republic Serial Radar Men From the Moon. George Wallace stars as Commando Cody, "sky marshal of the universe". Donning his neato helmet and stepping into his wonderful flying suit (complete with knobs on the chest reading "Up" and "Down"), Cody faces the challenge posted by Retik (Roy Barcroft), ruler of the moon. He is aided by two assistants, Joan (Aline Towne) and Ted (William Bakewell), who have a bad habit of being kidnapped every other day. Shuttling between the earth and the moon, Cody scuttles Retik's plans to fashion a deadly atomic weapon out of a substance called Lunarium. Festooned with stock footage from early Republic chapter plays, Radar Men From the Moon was itself extensively cannibalized for the spinoff TV series Commando Cody.

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space-battle, space-exploration, moon