As many of you know in the early days of cinema (well, the 30’s 40’s and 50’s) weekly serials were seriously popular. We all know about Flash Gordon and his battles with Ming but a specialist in these serials were Republic Pictures. I actually remember watching a few of these during school holidays and with every every episode ending with a ‘cliffhanger’ you couldn’t wait until the next day to see what happened.
Two of these popular serials were the films above. King of the Rocketmen is a real favourite of mine and I hadn’t seen it in probably 30 years. I remember the guy with his rocket pack and the weird noise it made whilst flying, but that was about it. I couldn’t remember the ‘plot’ which basically is the bad guy Dr Vulcan up to all sorts of villainous escapades.
- Starring Tristram Coffin (King) Judd Holdren (Zombies)
- Director Fred C. Brannon
- Distributor Cheezy Flicks