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Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze movie

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Storyline

Genres

Action - Adventure Fantasy - Super Hero

Release Date

June 7, 1975

Our Rating

2 stars

Studios

Warner Bros.

Crew

George Pal (Producer), Michael Anderson (Director).

Cast (Overview)

Ron Ely (Doc Savage)
Paul Wexler (Captain Seas)

Light, camera, action!

Ron Ely
Doc Savage
Paul Wexler
Captain Seas
Paul Gleason
Long Tom
William Lucking
Renny
Michael Miller
Johnny
Eldon Quick
Monk
Darrell Zwerling
Ham
Pamela Hensley
Mona

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Detailed Synopsis

Slight action feature produced by the legendary George Pal and directed by Michael Anderson, is loosely based on the first Doc Savage novel The Man of Bronze, with additions from other novels, most notably the ghostly serpents from The Mystic Mullah, plus a newly created villain, Captain Seas. When his father is murdered and an attempt is made on his own life by a Mayan warrior, Doc and his men journey to a lost valley in Central America to solve the mystery and claim his inheritance, an unlimited supply of gold. A greedy adventurer, Captain Seas, and a cabal of native conspirators also covet the gold and unleash the Green Death on all who get in their way, but Doc wins out in the end.

Comments / Reviews

  • By Peter
    April 12, 2008
    COMMENTS: Plans for a sequel, Doc Savage, Archenemy of Evil, were scrapped after the poor box-office showing of this film.

  • By Peter
    April 12, 2008
    REVIEW: As this is the only film version of Doc Savage, I wanted very much to like it but I couldn't because of two major flaws. One, the very low budget makes this look like a cheap TV movie from the 1970s, as everything is smaller and plainer than a Doc reader would imagine. Thus, Doc's Fortress of Solitude is a large igloo, the lost valley looks like a clearing in the Northern California forest, etc. The biggest name in the cast of unknowns is Ron Ely, and that's because he was the star of TV's Tarzan series. He's good in the role, with the perfect athletic credentials, though a bit too sweet-tempered. The more glaring flaw is the film's light campy tone: from the pompous John Philip Sousa score and the animated twinkle in Doc's eye to the climactic battle between Doc and the villain being played strictly for comedy, the entire film looks like a children's picture. A halfway decent script goes for naught because everything is played too lightly.

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Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Media Gallery

Video Clips

Videos related to the movie including deleted scenes, interviews and teaser trailers.

Official Trailer
Ron Ely at Comic Book Convenition (2011)
Important Parts

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Photo Gallery

Screenshots, photographs and images from the movie.

Ron Ely as Doc Savage
Ron Ely as Doc Savage and his adventurer friends
Ron Ely as Doc Savage and his gang
Ron Ely as Doc Savage with girlfriend Mona

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Cast (Additional Photos and Information)

More photos and information about the actors and actresses in this movie. Additional info includes date of birth, place of birth, age in the movie and height.

Ron Ely
Ron Ely
(Doc Savage)
Place of birth:
Texas, USA
Date of birth:
June 21, 1938
Age in movie:
37
Height:
6' 4" (1.93 m)
Paul Wexler
Paul Wexler
(Captain Seas)
Place of birth:
Oregon, USA
Date of birth:
May 23, 1929
Age in movie:
46
Height:
6' 5" (1.95 m)
Paul Gleason
Paul Gleason
(Long Tom)
Place of birth:
New Jersey, USA
Date of birth:
May 4, 1939
Age in movie:
36
Height:
6' 0.5" (1.84 m)
William Lucking
William Lucking
(Renny)
Place of birth:
Michigan, USA
Date of birth:
June 17, 1941
Age in movie:
34
Height:
6' 5" (1.95 m)
Michael Miller
Michael Miller
(Johnny)
Place of birth:
California, USA
Date of birth:
September 1, 1931
Age in movie:
44
Height:
5' 6" (1.67 m)
Eldon Quick
Eldon Quick
(Monk)
Place of birth:
California, USA
Date of birth:
April 4, 1937
Age in movie:
38
Height:
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Darrell Zwerling
Darrell Zwerling
(Ham)
Place of birth:
Pennsylvania, USA
Date of birth:
September 9, 1928
Age in movie:
47
Height:
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Pamela Hensley
Pamela Hensley
(Mona)
Place of birth:
California, USA
Date of birth:
October 3, 1950
Age in movie:
25
Height:
5' 7" (1,70 m)