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Secret Agent X-9 (1937)

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A secret agent goes after the gang that stole the crown jewels of a European monarchy.

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Complete credited cast:
Scott Kolk ...
Jean Rogers ...
David Oliver ...
Pidge
Monte Blue ...
Baron Michael Karsten
...
Blackstone
Larry J. Blake ...
Chief FBI Agent Wheeler (as Larry Blake)
Henry Hunter ...
FBI Agent Tommy Dawson (C-5)
...
Henchman Packard
...
Maroni (primary henchman)
Si Jenks ...
'Jolly Roger' ticket barker [Chs. 1, 4, 7-9]
Lynn Gilbert ...
Rose, gang moll [Chs. 2, 6-7, 12]
Robert Dalton ...
Thurston
Leonard Lord ...
Ransom (dissident henchman) [Chs. 1-6]
Ben Hewlett ...
Scarlett (primary henchman) (as Bentley Hewlett)
Bob Kortman ...
'Trader' Delaney [Chs. 7-9, 11-12] (as Robert Kortman)
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Storyline

In Chapter One (Modern Pirates), the G-Men learn that "Brenda", notorious jewel thief, is heading for the United States, to steal the Belgravian crown jewels currently on exhibit. The gems are placed on a ship bound for Belgravia, the guard is murdered and the jewels stolen. Secret Agent X-9 trails Blackstone, one of the gang, who hides the gems in a safe deposit vault of a bank. He takes the bank receipt to an art shop, where Marker, an accomplice, conceals it between an oil painting and its frame. X-9 arrests Blackstone and pursues Marker, and leaps into the speedboat Marker is getting away in. The speedboat crashes in to a buoy...see Chapter Two at this theatre next week. Shara Graustark) and Baron Michael Karsten, embassy attaché responsible for the jewels, show up next week and the remaining chapters deal with the recovery of the jewels and the unmasking of the mysterious "Brenda". Charters 9 through 12 find Brenda masquerading as the Baron and this complicates things for X-9 and... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DEATH! DANGER! DESTRUCTION!---JUST HALF AN INCH AWAY! 12 thrill-throbbing chapters of a whirlwind serial that'll leave you breathless! Boats crash, guns blaze, harpoons dart, dynamite explodes---but Secret Agent X-9 fights his way through! See more »


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Release Date:

12 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agente Secreto X-9  »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Modern Pirates


  • 2. The Ray That Blinds


  • 3. Man of Many Faces


  • 4. The Listening Shadow


  • 5. False Fires


  • 6. The Dragnet


  • 7. Sealed Lips


  • 8. Exhibit "A"


  • 9. The Masquerader


  • 10.The Forced Lie


  • 11.The Enemy Camp


  • 12.Crime Does Not Pay


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Goofs

Chapter 7: Seams in the backdrop when Dexter is looking for Blackstone on the roof top. See more »

Crazy Credits

Chapter forewords are depicted with cartoon panels. See more »

Connections

Followed by Secret Agent X-9 (1945) See more »

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Pleasantly surprised at how good this serial was
24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always liked the spy and detective type of serials more than the westerns - and this one is a good example of why. Production standards were quite good and it had all the usual serial excitement, fights, and cliffhangers. Lon Chaney Jr. plays a small part as one of the bad guy's heavies. The crown jewels of Belgravia are worth millions, and are sought by the crooks. Secret Agent X-9 is out to stop their nefarious plans!

This particular title was unavailable until recently. The film print that was used for the DVD is extremely sharp and clear. Its refreshing to see a serial this old and realize that they all looked this good when first shown in the theaters. Its a shame that more of the cliffhangers aren't available in this quality.


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