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A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate Grange from playing. Grange's buddy Buddy is himself vulnerable to blackmail, since he has broken team rules by marrying. The crooks use all their wiles to keep Grange and Buddy from leading their team to victory. Written by
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The character of "Red Grange" is played by the real life Harold 'Red' Grange who, more than 75 years later, remains one of the most famous names in the history of football. The title of this serial was taken from Grange's famous nickname, "The Galloping Ghost." See more »
What happened to Buddy? Did he get expelled from college, and did he and Irene reconcile, or? See more »
Opening credits: Nat Levine presents Harold Grange, then segues into "Red" Grange... See more »
The Galloping Ghost is actually a very good serial...though a tad on the hackneyed side in terms of plot and plot twists.
Real-life football player Red Grange makes a good if one-minded hero...he has basically one expression and one tone of voice throughout all 12 chapters of the serial.
The cinematography is excellent...no stock footage of any note is used and the stunts are well orchestrated. Well, the first chapter cliffhanger ending with Red falling out of a plane is a bit on the outlandish side...and there are an inordinate number of fist fights...and his acrobatics in practically every chapter make you think Red Grange was a gymnast instead of a footballer...but other than that, this is a pretty decent serial. It lacks the spit and polish of the Republic serials of the genre's heyday, but for using a sports figure as the star, this serial comes off a lot better than most serials of the early 1930's.
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