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The Phantom Empire (1935)

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245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have ...See moreWhen the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology and weaponry such as television and ray guns. Their rich supply of radium draws unscrupulous speculators from the surface. The peaceful civilization of the Muranians is corrupted by the greed from above, and it becomes Autry's task to prevent all-out war, ideally without disrupting his regular radio show. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Directors
Otto Brower | B. Reeves Eason (as Breezy Easton)
Writers
Wallace MacDonald (story) | Gerald Geraghty (story) | Hy Freedman (story) (as H. Freedman) | John Rathmell (continuity) | Armand Schaefer (continuity)
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Release date
Feb 23, 1935 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Gene Autry
Gene Autry Gene Autry   See fewer
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Frankie Darro
Frankie Baxter Frankie Baxter   See fewer
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Betsy King Ross
Betsy Baxter Betsy Baxter   See fewer
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Dorothy Christy
Queen Tika Queen Tika   See fewer
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Wheeler Oakman
Lord Argo Lord Argo   See fewer
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J. Frank Glendon
Professor Beetson (as Frank Glendon) Professor Beetson (as Frank Glendon)   See fewer
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Smiley Burnette
Oscar (as Lester 'Smiley' Burnett) Oscar (as Lester 'Smiley' Burnett)   See fewer
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Peter Potter
Pete (as William Moore) Pete (as William Moore)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
Doctor Cooper (as Edward Piel Sr.) Doctor Cooper (as Edward Piel Sr.)   See fewer
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Jack Carlyle
Saunders Saunders   See fewer
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Chuck Baldra
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Beverly Hillbillies
Radio Ranch Band (uncredited) Radio Ranch Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Blaeholder
Fiddle Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited) Fiddle Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Gaspar - Television Operator (uncredited) Gaspar - Television Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Radio Technician (uncredited) Radio Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Muranian Citizen (uncredited) Muranian Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Burns
Muranian Priest (uncredited) Muranian Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Card
Deputy [Ch. 3] (uncredited) Deputy [Ch. 3] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Muranian Guard [Ch. 6] (uncredited) Muranian Guard [Ch. 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Corey
Muranian (uncredited) Muranian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Corrigan
Thunder Rider (uncredited) Thunder Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jad Dees
Guitar Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited) Guitar Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Guard Leader [Ch. 8] (uncredited) Guard Leader [Ch. 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Hall
High Priest (uncredited) High Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aleth Hansen
Mandolin Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited) Mandolin Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Jones
Musician / Deputy [Ch. 3] (uncredited) Musician / Deputy [Ch. 3] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tracy Layne
Muranian [Chs. 1,8,10-11] (uncredited) Muranian [Chs. 1,8,10-11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke R. Lee
Tom Baxter [Ch. 1-2] (uncredited) Tom Baxter [Ch. 1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Lt. Paul [Ch. 5] (uncredited) Lt. Paul [Ch. 5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frankie Marvin
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Mitchell
Muranian Guard (uncredited) Muranian Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Nelson
Junior Thunder Rider (uncredited) Junior Thunder Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ezra Paulette
Bass Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited) Bass Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Quirk
Guitar Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited) Guitar Player - Radio Ranch Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Sheriff [Chs. 2-4, 12] (uncredited) Sheriff [Chs. 2-4, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Taliaferro
Thunder Guard (uncredited) Thunder Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Talmadge
Thunder Rider Captain (uncredited) Thunder Rider Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally West
Muranian Soldier (uncredited) Muranian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Wilsey
Thunder Guard (uncredited) Thunder Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 371 votes