The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

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A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. ... See full summary »


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  • Roy Barcroft and Bud Geary in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
  • Roy Barcroft in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
  • Dennis Moore and Linda Stirling in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
  • Roy Barcroft and Linda Stirling in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
  • Mary Moore in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
  • Roy Barcroft in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

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25 August 2003 | acmeron
Great fun for an eight year old.
I saw this serial in 1945 at the Fox Egyptian Theater in San Diego. The scene of the Purple Monster taking off in his rocket ship in the last chapter was forever engraved into my mind. It was great fun a few years ago to see the serial again. I was amazed at how many people who were killed appeared again and again, plus that ford convertible that was crashed a few times had 9 lives.

I have seen a color poster of the Purple Monster, and the alien is dressed in a red costume with gold trim. In the black and white movie of course he is black and silver; perhaps they should have called him the Art Deco Monster.

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