Movie Poster Collection: Serials and Obscurities of Frank Adreon

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"

1954. Serial, later aired as a TV movie in 1966 under title “Target: Sea of China”

1955. Aired in '66 as "The Claw Monsters"

1955. Aired in ’66 as “The Claw Monsters”

1956. Full length film (not a serial), decent B-film noir.

1956. Full length film (not a serial), decent B-film noir.

1956. Hard boiled B-film noir.

1956. Hard boiled B-film noir.

1962.

1962. Forgettable Korean War drama.

1966. Kitschy sci-fi/spy action, notable for starring people who'd guest on the original Star Trek series.

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 some shmo has to come back in time to now to destroy a technology that destroys humanity in the future.

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.

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