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Flash Gordon (1936)

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245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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Writers
Alex Raymond (based on the comic strip by) | Frederick Stephani (screenplay) | Ella O'Neill (screenplay) | George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as George Plympton) | Basil Dickey (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 360,000
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Release date
Apr 6, 1936 (United States)
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47 cast members
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Buster Crabbe
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon   See fewer
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Jean Rogers
Dale Arden Dale Arden   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Ming the Merciless Ming the Merciless   See fewer
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Priscilla Lawson
Princess Aura Princess Aura   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Dr. Alexis Zarkov Dr. Alexis Zarkov   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Prince Barin [Chs. 5-13] Prince Barin [Chs. 5-13]   See fewer
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Jack 'Tiny' Lipson
King Vultan [Chs. 5-13] King Vultan [Chs. 5-13]   See fewer
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Theodore Lorch
High Priest #2 [Chs. 8-11, 13] High Priest #2 [Chs. 8-11, 13]   See fewer
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Richard Tucker
Professor Gordon Professor Gordon   See fewer
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George Cleveland
Professor Hensley Professor Hensley   See fewer
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James Pierce
Prince Thun [Chs. 2-9, 12-13] Prince Thun [Chs. 2-9, 12-13]   See fewer
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Duke York
King Kala [Chs. 2-5] (as Duke York Jr.) King Kala [Chs. 2-5] (as Duke York Jr.)   See fewer
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Muriel Goodspeed
Zona [Ch. 4] Zona [Ch. 4]   See fewer
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Earl Askam
Officer Torch Officer Torch   See fewer
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House Peters Jr.
Shark Man [Chs. 3-4] Shark Man [Chs. 3-4]   See fewer
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John Bagni
Hawkman Throne Room Guard (uncredited) Hawkman Throne Room Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
Throne Guard (uncredited) Throne Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carroll Borland
Woman in Ming's Palace (uncredited) Woman in Ming's Palace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Transcontinental Plane Steward (uncredited) Transcontinental Plane Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Brodie
Earth Radio Scientist (uncredited) Earth Radio Scientist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Sharkman / Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Sharkman / Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Christie
shark Man (uncredited) shark Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Corey
Shark Man (uncredited) Shark Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Corrigan
Orangopoid (uncredited) Orangopoid (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Hawkman Lookout Captain (uncredited) Hawkman Lookout Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Spaceograph Operator (uncredited) Spaceograph Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Frank
Sharkman (uncredited) Sharkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sig Frohlich
Shark Man (uncredited) Shark Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Saul A. Goodkind
Actor (voice) (uncredited) Actor (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olive Hatch
Aura's Handmaiden (uncredited) Aura's Handmaiden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Airplane Pilot (uncredited) Airplane Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Kohler Jr.
Robot / Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Robot / Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McMurphy
Atom Furnace Slavedriver (uncredited) Atom Furnace Slavedriver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Montague
Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bull Montana
Monkey Man (uncredited) Monkey Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lon Poff
High Priest #1 (uncredited) High Priest #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sana Rayya
Priestess of Tigron (uncredited) Priestess of Tigron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Constantine Romanoff
Monkey Man (uncredited) Monkey Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Scott
Soldier with Drugged Wine (uncredited) Soldier with Drugged Wine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cap Somers
Sharkman (uncredited) Sharkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Plane Passenger (uncredited) Plane Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glenn Strange
Robot / Ming's Soldier / Gocko (uncredited) Robot / Ming's Soldier / Gocko (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bunny Waters
Sharkman (uncredited) Sharkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Pit Control Operator (uncredited) Pit Control Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 1,819 votes