Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Manhunt in Space (1954)

A clunky but entertaining 1950s science-fiction romp, all rocket ships, clicky switches and very dodgy outfits.

Vena Ray (Sally Mansfield) is en route to Casa 7 to see her brother when her ship becomes the latest cargo ship to mysteriously vanish. Space ranger Rocky Jones (Richard Crane) is sent to investigate assisted by his partner Winky (Scotty Beckett) and for some reason a little kid. A group of space pirates led by Rinkman (Henry Brandon) is behind the ship disappearances but is there also an inside man...

This is a movie version of three episodes of Rocky Jones Space Ranger. A satisfying space opera, if only getting in outer space for real could be quite so simple.