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Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Romance  |  14 November 1936 (USA)
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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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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
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E.G. Ellsworth
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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)

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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Great action scenes and good story are sunk by a non actor in the lead
28 June 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Secret Agent Mala is sent to Clipper Island to investigate the goings on on Clipper Island where some unknown group is trying to prevent a dirigible transport company from setting up a refueling station.

One of the first Republic serials is an odd mix of the new Republic studio and the old Mascot, hence the animal co-stars) is a footnote in serial history as the only 14 chapter sound serial. To be honest this would be a really great serial except that Republic's decision to have non actor Mala as the lead pretty much sinks the show. Its not so much that he's bad, rather he clearly is in over his head speaking stiltedly and acting stiffly. The casting of Mala is the difference between an okay serial and a very good one. If you can forgive a poor lead this is worth a shot.


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