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Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Action | 19 October 1936 (USA)
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... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ace Drummond (as John King)
Peggy Trainor
The Grand Lama
Henchman Ivan
Jackie Morrow ...
Billy Meredith
James B. Leong ...
Henry Kee [Chs. 1-11] (as James Leong)
Arthur Loft ...
James Eagles ...
Johnny Wong, Radio Operator
Dr. Trainor (as Montague Shaw)
Frederick Vogeding ...
Bauer [Chs. 1-6] (as Fredrik Vogeding)
Paul Wyckoff


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 Bob Trapp <bob.trapp@daf.com>

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Amazing exploits in the sky!


Adventure | Action


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Release Date:

19 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asas Invencíveis  »

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(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lon Chaney Jr's first film for Universal. The following decade he would achieve everlasting fame with the studio due to his horror roles. See more »


In Chapter 13 finale, when the Dragon crashes his plane into the monastery wall as he is trying to escape, the plane he is flying is a white International Airways plane, the plane hitting the monastery wall is a dark plane with no airline logo at all. See more »

Crazy Credits

Chapter forewords are depicted with cartoon panels. See more »


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Give Me a Ship and a Song
Written by Kay Kellogg
Sung by John 'Dusty' King
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OK, It's Old
11 June 2011 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

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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