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Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)

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A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Agent Ray Mala
Rex ...
Rex, the Wonder Horse (as Rex the Wonder Horse)
Buck the Dog ...
Buck
Mamo Clark ...
Princess Melani
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Grant Jackson
William Newell ...
Hank McGlaurie
John Ward ...
Anthony Tupper
John Dilson ...
E.G. Ellsworth
Selmer Jackson ...
Mr. Canfield
John Picorri ...
Porotu (as John Piccori)
George Chesebro ...
Draker, Island Operations Chief
Bob Kortman ...
Gang Yacht Capt. Wilson (as Robert Kortman)
George Cleveland ...
Goebel, Gang Scientist
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Lamar, Headquarters Gang Member [Chs. 1-6]
Tiny Roebuck ...
Eppa the Wrestler
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A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our hero is blamed. He convinces the local Princess Melani of his innocence and helps her ward off a takeover by rival high priest Porotu. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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SURROUNDED BY DEVIL-SHARKS...HEMMED IN BY A BAND OF KILLERS ON AN ISLAND OF FEAR...WHO DARES DEFY THE GODS OF THE JUNGLE TO WIPE OUT THE NEW RADIO MENACE! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Romance

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14 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Robinson Crusoe  »

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(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is the only sound serial ever produced that had fourteen episodes. See more »

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Edited into Robinson Crusoe of Mystery Island (1966) See more »

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This is one of the serials that inspired Star Wars
31 January 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Watched by George Lucas as a kid, these serials - including Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon were the inspiration for Star Wars. Typically swash-buckling, with cliffhangers at the end of each episode, there was little room for character development, it was all about action and suspense.

The episode with the jump off the gangplank was surely the inspiration for the Sarlaac Pit scene in Return of the Jedi?

I also watched them as a kid in the 1980's when they were re-shown on British TV.

Well worth watching, like all these old serials. This is where it all began.


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