Flash Gordon (serial)

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Flash Gordon is a 1936 science-fiction film superhero serial.wikipedia
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Flash Gordon is a 1936 science-fiction film superhero serial.
The Flash Gordon serial and its sequels, for instance, were major productions in their times.

Science fiction film

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Flash Gordon is a 1936 science-fiction film superhero serial.
Starting in 1936, a number of science fiction comic strips were adapted as serials, notably Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, both starring Buster Crabbe.

Mongo (fictional planet)

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It presents the story of Gordon's visit to the planet Mongo and his encounters with the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless.
Mongo is a fictional planet where the comic strip (and later movie serials) of Flash Gordon takes place.

Charles Middleton (actor)

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Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon portray the film's central characters.
He is perhaps best remembered for his role as the villainous emperor Ming the Merciless in the three Flash Gordon serials made between 1936 and 1940.

Jean Rogers

Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon portray the film's central characters.
She is best remembered for playing Dale Arden in the science fiction serials Flash Gordon (1936) and Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938).

Priscilla Lawson

Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon portray the film's central characters.
Priscilla Lawson (born Priscilla Jones Shortridge, March 8, 1914 – August 27, 1958), was an American actress best known for her role as Princess Aura in the original Flash Gordon serial (1936).

Ming the Merciless

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It presents the story of Gordon's visit to the planet Mongo and his encounters with the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless.
In the Flash Gordon serials of the late 1930s-era, Ming was portrayed by actor Charles B. Middleton.

Flash Gordon

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Presented in 13 chapters, it is the first screen adventure for Flash Gordon, the comic-strip character created by Alex Raymond in 1934.
Flash Gordon was featured in three serial films starring Buster Crabbe: Flash Gordon (1936), Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940).

National Film Registry

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In 1996, Flash Gordon was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Buster Crabbe

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Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon portray the film's central characters.
In 1936, he was selected over several stars to play Flash Gordon in the first, very successful Universal Pictures Flash Gordon serial, which was followed by two sequels released in 1938 and 1940.

Princess Aura

In 1936, Princess Aura was portrayed by Priscilla Lawson in the Flash Gordon film serial.

Frank Shannon

Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson and Frank Shannon portray the film's central characters.

Jack Lipson

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He played the role of King Vultan the 1936 serial Flash Gordon.

Hans Zarkov

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Zarkov was first portrayed in the Flash Gordon film serials by Frank Shannon.

Prince Barin

Prince Barin was first portrayed by Richard Alexander in the 1936 Flash Gordon film serial.

Prince Thun

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In 1936, Thun was first played by James Pierce in the film serial entitled Flash Gordon.

Ray "Crash" Corrigan

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Many of his early roles were in ape costumes, for example, as a gorilla in Tarzan and His Mate (1934) and an "orangopoid" in the first Flash Gordon serial.

James Pierce

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Pierce is also remembered for playing Prince Thun of the Lion Men in the 1936 serial film Flash Gordon.

Lon Poff

Early film fan historians have claimed that actor Lon Poff, playing the first of Ming's two high priests, died shortly after production began and so was replaced by Theodore Lorch.