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 »
In a cheap hotel-room in New York City Jelke shoots gangster Joe Wells, takes a package from his pocket and flees.Wells staggers into an alley. On her way to her apartment above a wax ... See full summary »
The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »
In Singapore, two US Marine Lieutenants, Tom Grayson and Frank Corby, discover the threat of a new villain called The Lightning, a masked villain who uses a powerful lightning based weapon in his bid for world conquest. Unfortunately, the battle becomes personal when The Lightning annihilates the officers' unit, and later kills Lt. Grayson's father as he was helping the investigation of the weapon. Now, those young marines have dedicated themselves to stopping The Lightning and bringing him to justice. Written by
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Lightning Strikes 2. The Mill Of Disaster 3. The Silenced Witness 4. Cargo Of Mystery 5. Undersea Bandits 6. The Torpedo Of Doom 7. The Phantom Killer 8. Tides Of Trickery 9. Attack From The Skies 10.In The Camp Of The Enemy 11.The Baited Trap 12.Killer At Bay See more »
[describing the Lighning's modus operandi]
Lt. Tom Grayson:
It is my belief, sir, that a method has been found to charge an aerial torpedo with an immense amount of electricity, which upon striking at its target is immediately released.
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made in 1938, at the height of the cliffhanger serials popularity, this little gem stands out from the rest as one of the best, if not the best serial ever made. it has it all, two marine heroes in lee powell( the screens first lone ranger) and herman brix(later bruce bennett). together they battle the evil masked villain the lightning, who is out to dominate the world by his harnessing of electric power. the excellent musical score was provided by alberto colombo, who scored many of republics pictures. his compositions were used time and again for many film titles; but this was his minor masterpiece. the supporting cast lead by old pro. montague love, was outstanding. all in all in my opinion the best of its kind ever made. for younger film fans who would like to see what the genre was all about, the fighting devil dogs is the one to see! it is on home video at amazon.com. with respect yours at the movies joe rinando(sasheegm)
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