A detective matches wits with a group of thieves out to steal a priceless amulet.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lloyd ...
Wallace Geoffrey ...
Giles Wade - the Panther
Sybil Craig
Lewis Dayton ...
Randall Hale - of Deep-Dene Manor
Janice Adair ...
Diana Brooks - Hale's Niece
Tracy Holmes ...
Chester Dunn - Hale's Nephew
The Manor Ghost
Humberston Wright ...
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Abdul - and Egyptian
Earle Stanley ...
Salam - an Egyptian
Cecil Musk ...
Fouji - an Egyptian
John Turnbull ...
Barclay - Scotland Yard Superindendant
Clifford Buckton ...
Police Sergeant Sherwood
Shayle Gardner ...
Scotland Yard Inspector Walters
Vi Kaley ...


Lord Randall Hale possesses a sacred amulet that once adorned the royal arm of the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamen. Back in Egypt, the zealous and ruthless priests of the Temple of Amenhotep II want it back and priests Abdul, Salam and Fouji came to England to get it. Meanwhile, an international gang of crooks, led by Giles Wade, aka The Panther, also want to take the royal-jewel from Lord Hale of Deep-Dene Manor, and many varied types began to frequent the area around and about Deep-Dene Manor, including a ghost. Hale's niece from Canada, Diana Brooks, also pops in, as does his worthless cad of a nephew, Chester Dunn. So does Chief Inspector Jack Lloyd of the C.I.D. The game is on. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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4 January 1932 (USA)  »

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This film is listed as one of several lost Universal serials in Kinnard's "Sci-fi Serials". Although at least some of the film does survive. See more »

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Interesting if not overly exciting
13 February 2005 | by (Redding Ca) – See all my reviews

This 12 chapter serial was the first one I had the pleasure of watching in it's entirety, one chapter per week on Britain's ITV network back in the early 1980's. Raiders of the Lost Ark had brought a new interest in this type of entertainment, as it itself was based on the amazing exploits of serial adventurers in the 1930's and 40's. This is no Raiders of The Lost Ark tho. The star seems to have disappeared apart from Saps at Sea (Laurel and Hardy) he doesn't appear to have any other movies after this one. And IMDb.com seems to have his d.o.b wrong, as this would've made him (Jack Lloyd) only 10 years old in this movie. It is today considered to be lost, as are several of Universal's early talkie serials. The plot concerns several groups, including master of disguise The Panther in search of a valuable ancient Egyptian amulet. It's been 25 years since I saw this movie, so details of the plot are vague now.But if memory serves me correctly, it plays out like an old dark house type mystery.

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