|Flash Gordon (Serial) (1936)|
|Cast: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers and Charles Middleton||page about Flash Gordon (Serial)|
|Studio(s): - Universal Studios Hollywood|
|Universal Studios Hollywood: Stage 28|
This serial's budget of $360,000 was three times more than was typically allotted for a chapter play at the time.
Despite its large budget, this serial utilized many sets from other Universal films, such as the laboratory and crypt set from Bride of Frankenstein (1935), the castle interiors from Dracula's Daughter (1936), the idol from The Mummy (1932) and the opera house interiors from The Phantom of the Opera (1925). In addition, the outer walls of Ming's castle were actually the cathedral walls from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923).
The serial was shot in six weeks with the cast and crew working many fourteen hour days.