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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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, (as Cliff Smith)

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(based on the newspaper feature "Ace Drummond" created by) (as Captain Eddie Rickenbacker), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ace Drummond (as John King)
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Peggy Trainor
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Jerry
Guy Bates Post ...
The Grand Lama
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Henchman Ivan
Jackie Morrow ...
Billy Meredith
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Winston
James B. Leong ...
Henry Kee [Chs. 1-11] (as James Leong)
Chester Gan ...
Kai-Chek
Arthur Loft ...
Chang-Ho
James Eagles ...
Johnny Wong, Radio Operator
C. Montague Shaw ...
Dr. Trainor (as Montague Shaw)
Frederick Vogeding ...
Bauer [Chs. 1-6] (as Fredrik Vogeding)
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Paul Wyckoff
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Caldoni
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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 Bob Trapp <bob.trapp@daf.com>

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Amazing exploits in the sky!

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Adventure | Action

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19 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asas Invencíveis  »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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In Chapter One, Peggy Trainor escapes in a car. As she accelerates away, the camera and several crew members are reflected in the car's rear side window. See more »

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Chapter forewords are depicted with cartoon panels. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #23.15 (2000) 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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