The Serial that inspired Star Wars
Flash Gordon (forever personified by Buster Crabbe), Dr. Zarkov and Dale Arden return in the third and final adventure of this immortal science fiction series.
Flash must voyage to the planet Mongo, searching for the origin of the Purple Death, a fatal disease that has been wreaking havoc on Earth. Emperor Ming the Merciless is the culprit who, with his villainous army, strikes at Flash with death-dealing futuristic weaponry including atomic ray guns, guided missiles and horrifying explosive mechanical men.
Flash Gordon's action and special effects were considered quite remarkable for it's time and set the standard for serials to come.
Please be advised that while a great effort is made in restoring these films in their entirety, portions which have been destroyed beyond repair may have been edited out.