Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

“Have no fear — Doc Savage is here!”

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Doc Savage (Ron Ely) and his associates, the Fabulous Five, travel to the South American country of Hidalgo to investigate the death of Doc’s father.


Response to Peary’s Review:
This adventure film — George Pal’s last production — is clearly meant to be a spoof, but falls flat on all counts. While I’m occasionally in the mood for enjoying a truly “bad movie”, this one can’t seem to make up its mind if it wants to be camp or straight-action drama. Plus, as Peary points out, “square-jawed” Ron Ely has zero charisma, and there are “few interesting story twists”. Other than a few die hard Doc Savage fans, most IMDb contributors seem to agree with me that this cult film is a “dull disappointment”.

Redeeming Qualities:

  • The twinkle in Dov Savage’s eye during the opening credits
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  • A bizarre image of a villain sleeping in an oversized crib and sucking his thumb

Must See?
No, unless you happen to be a Doc Savage fan.


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