Flash Gordon (1936)

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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.


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  • Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers in Flash Gordon (1936)
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2 March 2003 | Sargebri
The Inspiration for Star Wars
This is probably the all time greatest serial in history. This film helped make a star of Buster Crabbe and, more importantly, helped to inspire films like Star Wars and the Indiana Jones series. Crabbe was perfect in his portrayal of Flash, Jean Rogers was the perfect Dale Arden and Charles Middleton was made to play Ming the Merciless. Also, for its day, the special effects weren't half bad. If I do have one complaint about it, its the fact that there are a lot of scenes where the editors forgot to go back and fix some of the goofs, especially with the soundtrack. Also, there are a few plot holes that are never explained. Other than that, this was a great Saturday afternoon serial that the kids definitely would enjoy.

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