We last found Frank Adreon when he brought us the Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders serial in 1953. Adreon (1902-79), toiled long and hard at Republic Studios’ serial factory, and then brought us a number of overwrought dramas in a variety of genres which are now fairly obscure. Here is a sample:
1954. Serial, later aired as a TV movie in 1966 under title “Target: Sea of China”
1955. Aired in ’66 as “The Claw Monsters”
1956. Full length film (not a serial), decent B-film noir.
1956. Hard boiled B-film noir.
1962. Forgettable Korean War drama.
1966. Kitschy sci-fi/spy action, notable for starring the Goldfinger “hat killer” and a couple future guest stars on the original Star Trek series.
1966. Arguably, an influence for The Terminator–in that half-person/half-robot has to come back in time to now to destroy a technology that destroys humanity in the future.