Sci-fi movies of 1952: After the busy year of 1951, this year seemed scanty. There were no mega-classics, but several films which cranked up the Cold War angst to "high".
Radar Men from the Moon -- is Republic Studios' second serial featuring the rocketman character. Inspiration for 1991's The Rocketeer.
Red Planet Mars -- an obscure, but very cerebrial story about "first contact" by radio. The world goes into upheaval over the news.
Captive Women -- is one of the first post-apocalyptic movies set generations after civilization is ruined by nuclear war. Mad Max's granddaddy.
Invasion U.S.A. -- follows five NYC bar patrons' stories as the Russians invade America. Cold War anxiety fodder, for sure.
Zombies of the Stratosphere -- is Republic's third set of serial adventures of the flying rocketman. This time, Mars attacks!