This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to...
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A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America -- who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education -- but things are not so simple.
Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »
Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love ... See full summary »
Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in ... See full summary »
Sue Graham is a small town girl who wants to be a motion picture star. She wins a contract when a picture of a very pretty girl is sent to a studio instead of her picture. When she arrives ... See full summary »
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This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to find out why a mysterious villain known only as 'The Dragon' is trying to prevent the newly formed International Airways from setting up an airport there. Ace meets Peggy Trainor (Jean Rogers) who is searching for her archaeologist father who has disappeared. Together they search for answers to the puzzles. Written by
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In Ep. 3 when Ace is being shot at by the 2 guys in the plane, the one using the rifle hits Ace's plane and the tank explodes but the plane's windscreen changes from a small rectangle one to a large curved one and when he crashes there is no screen. After Ace takes the coat of one of the bad guys and goes back to the plane and makes the other get in the front cockpit they take off with Ace flying and the front cockpit guy having no parachute harness but in just seconds when he jumps the guy in front has a seat parachute on and you can see the harness See more »
In Chapter 13 finale, when the Ace crashes his International Airways plane after being "shot", he commanders a second plane out of the International Airways hangar which is dark and has no International Airways, or any other, logo. In the next scene Ace is climbing into a white International Airways plane and flys off. See more »
Chapter forewords are depicted with cartoon panels. See more »
You have to be "into" these old serials before you can really enjoy them. It takes some work. You can't just watch it and be entertained by the BOOM factor, like say, The Matrix. Nor will you be amazed by the story or acting. It was an older time and a different mindset. Fans of modern CGI will be especially displeased by the silly effects evident here. Watching a little toy plane on a string "fall through the sky" just doesn't make it today, but that's what they had then.
As far as these serials go, this was a pretty good one. The level two actors gave their best, and the writing was OK, but it's hard to get past those effects. If you're willing to totally suspend your disbelief, this will work for you. If you're a 21st century kid with zero tolerance, pass it up.
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