Sunday, March 3, 2013

May We Quote You?

“Having deprived you of your sweetheart, it is only fair that I should take his place.” – Ming the Merciless to Dale Arden regarding Flash Gordon’s supposed demise in Universal Pictures’ Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. Directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor, the 12-episode serial, which debuted on this date in 1940, featured Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon), Carol Hughes (Dale Arden), Frank Shannon (Dr. Alexis Zarkov), Charles B. Middleton (Ming), Shirley Deane (Princess Aura), Roland Drew (Prine Barin), Luli Deste (Queen Fria), and Ron Rowan (Captain Torch).

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