June 13, 1936 in UK cinemas: “Buster Crabbe” in Flash Gordon

“Amazing STRANGE WORLD ADVENTURES!”

Flash_Gordon-1936Flash Gordon is a science fiction film serial. Shown in 13 chapters, it was the first screen adventure for the comic-strip character Flash Gordon that was invented by Alex Raymond only two years earlier in 1934. It tells the story of Flash Gordon’s first visit to the planet Mongo and his encounter with the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless. Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon played the central roles. In 1996, Flash Gordon was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on the puppetsmetropolis YouTube Channel.

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