Crash of the Moons

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Crash of Moons
DVD cover art
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Produced by Roland D. Reed
Guy V. Thayer Jr.
Arthur Pierson
Written by Warren Wilson
Starring Richard Crane
Scotty Beckett
Sally Mansfield
Music by Alexander Laszlo
Cinematography Guy Roe
Edited by Fred Maguire
Distributed by United Television Programs Inc.
Release dates
10 July 1954
Running time
78 min
Country United States
Language English

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, Cleolanta 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, Cleolanta 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 Cleolanta in the Rocky Jones series. Succeeding episodes contain a new villain.



Home media[edit]

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.

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