Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere

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Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere is a 15-chapter serial released by Columbia Pictures in 1951. It was directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and Wallace A. Grissel with a screenplay by Royal G. Cole, Sherman I. Lowe and Joseph F. read more

Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere is a 15-chapter serial released by Columbia Pictures in 1951. It was directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and Wallace A. Grissel with a screenplay by Royal G. Cole, Sherman I. Lowe and Joseph F. Poland, based on a treatment by George H. Plympton. The serial is unique for several reasons--- in particular, it is the first and last film serial ever based on a television program, Captain Video and His Video Rangers.

Original Release

12/27/1951

US Release

12/27/1951

Cast

Judd Holdren Captain Video
Gene Roth Vultura
Larry Stewart Ranger
George Eldredge Dr. Tobor
Don C. Harvey Gallagher
William Fawcett Alpha [Chs. 1-3, 7, 15]
Jack Ingram Henchman Aker [Chs. 1, 7, 10-14]
I. Stanford Jolley Zarol [Chs. 8-9]
Skelton Knaggs Retner
Jimmy Stark Ranger Rogers
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Wallace Grissell, Spencer Gordon Bennet

Writers

Royal K. Cole, Sherman L. Lowe, Joseph F. Poland, George H. Plympton

Cast

Judd Holdren Captain Video
Gene Roth Vultura
Larry Stewart Ranger
George Eldredge Dr. Tobor
Don C. Harvey Gallagher
William Fawcett Alpha [Chs. 1-3, 7, 15]
Jack Ingram Henchman Aker [Chs. 1, 7, 10-14]
I. Stanford Jolley Zarol [Chs. 8-9]
Skelton Knaggs Retner
Jimmy Stark Ranger Rogers
Rusty Wescoatt Henchman Beal [Chs. 1, 7, 11]
Zon Murray Henchman Elko [Chs. 1, 7, 10-14]
William Bailey Prof. Dean's Butler [Chs. 4-5, 11]
Roy Butler Real Vault Guard [Ch. 9]
Tristram Coffin Prof. Anton Dean [Chs. 4-5, 11]
Oliver Cross Prof. Felix Markham [Chs. 4-5]
Bruce Edwards Agent 34 [Ch. 4]
Frank Ellis First Hijack Thug [Ch. 9]
Tommy Farrell Atoma Head Soldier [Ch. 2]
Eddie Foster Charlie - Janitor Thug [Chs. 11-12]

Producers

Editors

Earl Turner

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