This is the full version of a 1952 Republic serial. For film fans it will be worth it just for that. It is notable mostly for being what Clayton Moore did in the year he was not the Lone Ranger. Moore plays a dedicated bank robber and thug and does so admirably. The other connection is that this is where Commander Cody got his stage name, with a slight change. I was also encouraged that while the only female character goes to the Moon to cook!!!, she also drives the car while Cody shoots it out with the bad guys.
I was put off by the simplistic repetition until I remembered that these were mostly for children. And then, when I entered into the ethos of the narrative, I forgot the endless, indecisive, fist fights/gun fights. I no longer cared that four cliff hangers in a row were cars going off of bridges. I didn't care that the rocket exhaust floats straight up or that there was a Greek city on the Moon. I forgot that the title card said, "Written by Robert Davidson, because we had to blame someone." And I realized that the purity of its devotion to what is right and good in all of us, makes this one of the greatest epics ever lensed.