Buck Rogers

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Starring Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Henry Brandon, Wheeler Oakman, Jack Mulhall. Screenplay by Dick Calkins, Norman S. Hall and Ray Trampe, based on Philip Francis Nowlan's comic strip.  Directed by Ford Beebe and Saul A. Goodkind.

Buck Rogers and Buddy Wade are part of a  dirigible crew on a North Pole expedition. Caught in a blinding snow storm, they crash and are ordered to release an experimental gas, which unbeknownst to them, will put them in suspended animation until they are rescued. But in a cruel twist of fate, the dirigible is buried in an avalanche and isn't found for another 500 years. When Buck and Buddy are finally discovered, they awaken in the year 2440!
12 Chapter Universal Serial with Larry "Buster" Crabbe as Buck Rogers of the 25th Century. Crabbe had previously played Flash Gordon in two Universal serials and they capitalized on that success with this lavish space adventure.

A Universal Pictures Release. Originally released in 1939.
Running Time: 237 min. - b&w - mono