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Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

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220 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.
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Writers
George H. Plympton (screenplay) | Basil Dickey (screenplay) | Barry Shipman (screenplay) | Alex Raymond (newspaper feature "Flash Gordon")
Cinematographers
Jerome Ash (photography) | William A. Sickner (photography) (as William Sickner)
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Updated Apr 9, 1940

Release date
Apr 9, 1940 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Buster Crabbe
Flash Gordon (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe) Flash Gordon (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)   See fewer
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Carol Hughes
Dale Arden Dale Arden   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Emperor Ming Emperor Ming   See fewer
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Anne Gwynne
Sonja [Chs. 2, 6-12] Sonja [Chs. 2, 6-12]   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Dr. Alexis Zarkov Dr. Alexis Zarkov   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Professor Gordon [Chs. 1, 4] Professor Gordon [Chs. 1, 4]   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Dr. Frohmann [Chs. 1, 4] Dr. Frohmann [Chs. 1, 4]   See fewer
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Tom Chatterton
Professor Arden [Chs. 1, 4] Professor Arden [Chs. 1, 4]   See fewer
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Shirley Deane
Princess Aura Princess Aura   See fewer
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Lee Powell
Captain Roka Captain Roka   See fewer
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Roland Drew
Prince Barin Prince Barin   See fewer
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Don Rowan
Captain Torch Captain Torch   See fewer
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Victor Zimmerman
Lieutenant Thong Lieutenant Thong   See fewer
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Edgar Edwards
Captain Turan Captain Turan   See fewer
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Ben Taggart
General Lupi [Chs. 1-2] General Lupi [Chs. 1-2]   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Professor Karm [Chs. 5-10] Professor Karm [Chs. 5-10]   See fewer
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Earl Dwire
Janda [Ch. 1] Janda [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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Harry C. Bradley
Keedish [Chs. 6-7] Keedish [Chs. 6-7]   See fewer
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Sigurd Nilssen
Count Korro [Chs. 1-2] Count Korro [Chs. 1-2]   See fewer
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Mimi Taylor
Verna [Ch. 5] Verna [Ch. 5]   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Professor Drok [Chs. 11-12] Professor Drok [Chs. 11-12]   See fewer
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William Royle
Captain Sudan [Chs. 1-9] Captain Sudan [Chs. 1-9]   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
Ming's Soldier [Ch 6, 10-12] / Arborian Sentry [Ch 6] (uncredited) Ming's Soldier [Ch 6, 10-12] / Arborian Sentry [Ch 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Blair
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Brooks
Olga, Ming's Henchwoman [Ch. 5] (uncredited) Olga, Ming's Henchwoman [Ch. 5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Cavan
Man with Thinking Brain [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Man with Thinking Brain [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited) Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Ming's Soldier [Chs. 3-5, 7-8, 12] (uncredited) Ming's Soldier [Chs. 3-5, 7-8, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Curtis
Ronal [Chs. 1-12] (uncredited) Ronal [Chs. 1-12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmen D'Antonio
Ming's Dancing Girl [Chs. 1, 3-4] (uncredited) Ming's Dancing Girl [Chs. 1, 3-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Daniels
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luli Deste
Queen Fria [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited) Queen Fria [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Douglas
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Scientist (uncredited) Scientist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Professor Gordon's Radio Operator [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited) Professor Gordon's Radio Operator [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited) Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Gleason
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Saul A. Goodkind
Various Characters (voice) (uncredited) Various Characters (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Barin's Ship #5 Commander (uncredited) Barin's Ship #5 Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Hunter
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mala
Prince of the Rock People [Chs. 7-9] (uncredited) Prince of the Rock People [Chs. 7-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivian Mason
Ming's Gong Girl [Chs. 1-4] (uncredited) Ming's Gong Girl [Chs. 1-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Arborian Prison Guard [Ch. 10] (uncredited) Arborian Prison Guard [Ch. 10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Payson
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Professor Gordon's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Professor Gordon's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Reed
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Rizzi
Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Roper
Man of Low Intellect [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Man of Low Intellect [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Guard Kroad [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Guard Kroad [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarice Sherry
Queen Grenda (uncredited) Queen Grenda (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Ming's Pilot [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Ming's Pilot [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Waldron Jr.
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief Yowlachie
King of the Rock People [Chs. 7-9] (uncredited) King of the Rock People [Chs. 7-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 1,157 votes