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  • Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
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    220 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
Approved
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
Name Known for
Buster Crabbe
Flash Gordon (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe) Flash Gordon (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)   See fewer
Carol Hughes
Dale Arden Dale Arden   See fewer
Charles Middleton
Emperor Ming Emperor Ming   See fewer
Anne Gwynne
Sonja [Chs. 2, 6-12] Sonja [Chs. 2, 6-12]   See fewer
Frank Shannon
Dr. Alexis Zarkov Dr. Alexis Zarkov   See fewer
John Hamilton
Prof. Gordon [Chs. 1, 4] Prof. Gordon [Chs. 1, 4]   See fewer
Herbert Rawlinson
Dr. Frohmann [Chs. 1, 4] Dr. Frohmann [Chs. 1, 4]   See fewer
Tom Chatterton
Prof. Arden [Chs. 1, 4] Prof. Arden [Chs. 1, 4]   See fewer
Shirley Deane
Princess Aura Princess Aura   See fewer
Lee Powell
Capt. Roka Capt. Roka   See fewer
Roland Drew
Prince Barin Prince Barin   See fewer
Don Rowan
Capt. Torch Capt. Torch   See fewer
Victor Zimmerman
Lt. Thong Lt. Thong   See fewer
Edgar Edwards
Capt. Turan Capt. Turan   See fewer
Ben Taggart
Gen. . Lupi [Chs. 1-2] Gen. . Lupi [Chs. 1-2]   See fewer
Michael Mark
Prof. Karm [Chs. 5-10] Prof. Karm [Chs. 5-10]   See fewer
Earl Dwire
Janda [Ch. 1] Janda [Ch. 1]   See fewer
Harry C. Bradley
Keedish [Chs. 6-7] Keedish [Chs. 6-7]   See fewer
Sigurd Nilssen
Count Korro [Chs. 1-2] Count Korro [Chs. 1-2]   See fewer
Mimi Taylor
Verna [Ch. 5] Verna [Ch. 5]   See fewer
Byron Foulger
Prof. Drok [Chs. 11-12] Prof. Drok [Chs. 11-12]   See fewer
William Royle
Capt. Sudan [Chs. 1-9] Capt. Sudan [Chs. 1-9]   See fewer
Ernie Adams
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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
Robert Blair
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Jean Brooks
Olga - Ming's Henchwoman [Ch. 5] (uncredited) Olga - Ming's Henchwoman [Ch. 5] (uncredited)   See fewer
Allan Cavan
Man with Thinking Brain [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Man with Thinking Brain [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
Wheaton Chambers
Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited) Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
Lane Chandler
Ming's Soldier [Chs. 3-5, 7-8, 12] (uncredited) Ming's Soldier [Chs. 3-5, 7-8, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
Donald Curtis
Ronal [Chs. 1-12] (uncredited) Ronal [Chs. 1-12] (uncredited)   See fewer
Carmen D'Antonio
Ming's Dancing Girl [Chs. 1, 3-4] (uncredited) Ming's Dancing Girl [Chs. 1, 3-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
Harold Daniels
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Luli Deste
Queen Fria [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited) Queen Fria [Chs. 1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Douglas
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
John Elliott
Scientist (uncredited) Scientist (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Gardner
Prof. Gordon's Radio Operator [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited) Prof. Gordon's Radio Operator [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack George
Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited) Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat Gleason
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Saul A. Goodkind
Various Characters (voice) (uncredited) Various Characters (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Reed Howes
Barin's Ship #5 Commander (uncredited) Barin's Ship #5 Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Hunter
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Mala
Prince of the Rock People [Chs. 7-9] (uncredited) Prince of the Rock People [Chs. 7-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
Vivian Mason
Ming's Gong Girl [Chs. 1-4] (uncredited) Ming's Gong Girl [Chs. 1-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Parker
Arborian Prison Guard [Ch. 10] (uncredited) Arborian Prison Guard [Ch. 10] (uncredited)   See fewer
Ernie Payson
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Joey Ray
Prof. Gordon's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Prof. Gordon's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Reed
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Gene Rizzi
Ming's Soldier (uncredited) Ming's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Roper
Man of Low Intellect [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Man of Low Intellect [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Sherlock
Kroad - Guard [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Kroad - Guard [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
Clarice Sherry
Queen Grenda (uncredited) Queen Grenda (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Steele
Ming's Pilot [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Ming's Pilot [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Waldron Jr.
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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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