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Buck Rogers (1939)

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237 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.
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Norman S. Hall (screenplay) (as Norman Hall) | Ray Trampe (screenplay) | Dick Calkins (based on the comic strip by) | Philip Francis Nowlan (based on the comic strip by) (as Phil Nowlan)
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Updated Apr 11, 1939

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Apr 11, 1939 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Buster Crabbe
Buck Rogers (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe) Buck Rogers (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)   See fewer
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Constance Moore
Wilma Deering Wilma Deering   See fewer
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Jackie Moran
George 'Buddy' Wade George 'Buddy' Wade   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Captain Rankin Captain Rankin   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Killer Kane Killer Kane   See fewer
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Philson Ahn
Prince Tallen Prince Tallen   See fewer
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C. Montague Shaw
Professor Huer Professor Huer   See fewer
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Guy Usher
Aldar Aldar   See fewer
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William Gould
Air Marshal Kragg Air Marshal Kragg   See fewer
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Henry Brandon
Captain Laska Captain Laska   See fewer
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Wheeler Oakman
Lieutenant Patten Lieutenant Patten   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Lieutenant Lacy (as Kenneth Duncan) Lieutenant Lacy (as Kenneth Duncan)   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Captain Roberts Captain Roberts   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Professor Wade (uncredited) Professor Wade (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Dynamo Room Floor Guard (uncredited) Dynamo Room Floor Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Butler
Control Officer (uncredited) Control Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Braeden - Captain of Dirigible [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Braeden - Captain of Dirigible [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Army Official at Wade's Lab (uncredited) Army Official at Wade's Lab (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Clark
Lieutenant Carson [Chs. 10-11] (uncredited) Lieutenant Carson [Chs. 10-11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Kane's Councilman (uncredited) Kane's Councilman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Delevanti
Saturnian Councilman (uncredited) Saturnian Councilman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Kane's Soldier (uncredited) Kane's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Professor Huer's Lab Assistant (uncredited) Professor Huer's Lab Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Hackett
Councillor Krenko (uncredited) Councillor Krenko (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Harlan
Reporter at Wade's Lab (uncredited) Reporter at Wade's Lab (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Harmon
Hidden City Air Controller (uncredited) Hidden City Air Controller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Lewis
Cell Guard [Ch. 10] (uncredited) Cell Guard [Ch. 10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore Lorch
Kane's Council Member (uncredited) Kane's Council Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Member of War Council [Ch. 12] (uncredited) Member of War Council [Ch. 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Council Room Guard (uncredited) Council Room Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Captain Martin / Zugg Man (uncredited) Captain Martin / Zugg Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Sayles
Saturnian Councilman (uncredited) Saturnian Councilman (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Sharpe
Kane's Pilot / Hidden City Sentry / Saturnian Lieutenant (uncredited) Kane's Pilot / Hidden City Sentry / Saturnian Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Kane's Pilot / Hidden City Tech / Balcony Guard (uncredited) Kane's Pilot / Hidden City Tech / Balcony Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillip Trent
Mitchell [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Mitchell [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 665 votes