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The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)



THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES 
 
The Purple Monster (Roy Barcroft) was an invader from the planet Mars who possessed the body of a noted astronomer and employed the services of Earth bound criminals. His goal was to make possible a Martian Invasion of the Earth. Only the astronomer's niece and a noted criminologist stand in his way. The sequel to this serial was the 1950 Flying Disc Man from Mars, which used much of the footage from the original.

Science Fiction / Serial

Cast:

Dennis Moore as Craig Foster. The hero was known as Carry Foster even as far into production as the final shooting script. The name was pencilled out for filming.
Linda Stirling as Sheila Layton
Roy Barcroft as The Purple Monster. The villain was originally called "The Purple Shadow", which was also pencilled out for filming.
James Craven as Dr Cyrus Layton
Bud Geary as Hodge Garrett, Henchman
Mary Moore as Marcia
John Davidson as Emperor of Mars
Joe Whitehead as Carl Stewart
Anthony Warde as Tony

Chapter titles

1.The Man in the Meteor

2.The Time Trap

3.Flaming Avalanche

4.The Lethal Pit

5.Death on the Beam

6.The Demon Killer

7.The Evil Eye

8.Descending Doom

9.The Living Dead

10.House of Horror

11.Menace from Mars

12.Perilous Plunge

13.Fiery Shroud

14.The Fatal Trial

15.Take-off to Destruction




Directors:
Actors: Roy Barcroft, Linda Stirling
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