Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars (1938 Serials)


A devastating beam of energy disrupts and begins destroying the atmosphere of Earth.  Flash Gordon (Larry “Buster” Crabbe), the genius Dr. Zarkov (Frank Shannon), and the beautiful Dale Arden (Jean Rogers) launch a rocket ship believing that once again Earth is under attack by the planet Mongo.  However; they soon find out that the attack is coming from our unlikely neighbor.  Mars…

Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars is a Universal Pictures 15 part movie serial from 1938.  It is based on the newspaper comic strip Flash Gordon and was a highly successful.  This is the second of the three Flash Gordon serials produced by Universal between 1936 and 1940.

Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars stars Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, Jean Rogers as Dale Arden, Frank Shannon as Dr. Zarkov, Charles B. Middleton as Ming the Merciless, Richard Alexander as Prince Barin, Beatrice Roberts as Queen Azura, Donald Kerr as Happy Hapgood, Montague Shaw as the Clay King, and Wheeler Oakman as Ming’s captain.