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Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)

 -  Crime | Action | Adventure  -  10 June 1939 (USA)
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Using a diabolical disguise, Harry Crowel embarks on a vengeful career of destruction...opposed by three heroic daredevils.

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Complete credited cast:
Charles Quigley ...
Gene Townley
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Tiny Dawson (as Herman Brix)
David Sharpe ...
Bert Knowles
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Blanche Granville
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Horace Granville
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39013--Harry Crowel
C. Montague Shaw ...
Dr. Malcolm
Ben Taggart ...
Dixon
William Pagan ...
Police Chief Landon [Ch. 1]
Corbet Morris ...
Klein [Ch. 5]
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Stanley, Secretary [Chs. 1-3, 11]
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
George Chesebro ...
Sheffield [Chs. 1, 11]
Ray Miller ...
Jeff
Robert Winkler ...
Sammy Townley [Chs. 1, 11]
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Storyline

Diabolical mastermind Harry Crowel, a.k.a. Prisoner 39013, escapes and, with a seemingly endless supply of henchmen, sets out to destroy all holdings of industrialist Horace Granville, who put him in prison. One target is an amusement park, home of the three Daredevils of the Red Circle, who perform death-defying stunts. Aghast at innocent lives lost, our three heroes swear to capture No. 39013. It'll be harder than they suspect; the villain is holding the real Granville captive, and with a near-perfect disguise, has taken his place! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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10 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der gelbe Kreis  »

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$126,118 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1: The Monstrous Plot; 2: The Mysterious Friend; 3: The Executioner; 4: Sabotage; 5: The Ray of death; 6: 30 Seconds to Live; 7: The Flooded Mine; 8: S.O.S.; 9: Ladder of Peril; 10: The Infernal Machine; 11: The Red Circle Speaks; 12: Flight to Doom See more »

Goofs

In chapter four when the Daredevils rush out of the room they upset Snowflake knocking loose the dinner tray, when it crashed to the floor no food or drink is visible. See more »

Quotes

Horace Granville: You're mad!
No. 39013, Harry Crowel: I spent 15 years in a cell like that. That's enough to make anyone, if not mad, then very annoyed.
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Crazy Credits

The titular trio have a pet dog named Tuffie. His is the 16th name in the cast list. See more »

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Edited into King of the Carnival (1955) See more »

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Circus stuntmen thwart the plans of former prisoner 39013.
14 November 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This Republic serial is about as good as they get. The chapter ending involving a tunnel under the river is quite memorable, as I pass through the Lincoln Tunnel every morning on the way to work.

I was also impressed with the always-excellent Charles Middleton (best remembered as Ming the Merciless) as the villain. Everytime we see him in a movie, my girlfriend gasps "39013!"...which is pretty remarkable when you think about it. How many numerically-named characters do YOU remember from old movies?


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