Crash of the Moons
|Crash of Moons|
DVD cover art
|Directed by||Hollingsworth Morse|
|Produced by||Roland D. Reed
Guy V. Thayer Jr.
|Written by||Warren Wilson|
|Music by||Alexander Laszlo|
|Edited by||Fred Maguire|
|Distributed by||United Television Programs Inc.|
|10 July 1954|
Crash of the Moons is a 75-minute 1954 American science fiction film, consisting of three consecutive episodes of the TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, which constituted a complete story. It was released only on 16mm for home movie rental and television syndication. It was directed by Hollingsworth Morse. The film is now in the Public Domain.
Rocky Jones attempts to save the inhabitants of a planet about to collide with a moon. The empress of the planet, however, is suspicious. While Rocky and his crew finally succeed in evacuating the planet in time, Cleolanthe's pride and vanity are a major hindrance. Finally, however, as the last of the planet's population leaves, Cleolanthe arrogantly declares that she will stay behind. Her assistant, however, refuses to allow this, and literally picks her up and carries her on board Rocky's own ship. She watches in despair as the moon crashes into her planet, the two bodies destroying one another instantly. As the ship heads for the new home that has been chosen for her people, Cleolanthe finally realizes that she had been wrong, and that, as one of her underlings has stated, it is the people that make a nation, not the land itself. She finally reconciles with Rocky and his crew, and sincerely thanks them for their efforts in her behalf and that of her people. This marks the end of the character Cleolanthe in the Rocky Jones series. Succeeding episodes contain a new villain.
The film is available on DVD in the 20 Movie Pack, "Alien Worlds" by Mill Creek publishers, and in DVD collections for the movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Crash of the Moons at the Internet Movie Database
- Crash of the Moons is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Crash of the Moons at AllMovie
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