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Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)

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

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 3 more credits »
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Charles Quigley ...
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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
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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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The best of the chapterplays
9 January 2001 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

39013, an escaped convict, carries out his revenge on the man who put him in prison, by imprisoning Granville and impersonating him, with the aid of Granville's traitorous aides. When destroying all of Granville's holdings in order to ruin him, he burns down the Granville Amusement Center, which claims the life of the younger brother of one of three circus daredevils. The three daredevils then swear vengeance against 39013, and are hired by Granville to hunt him down, even though the impersonation is in effect. Brilliant plot, with the best chapter endings caught on film, especially one and eight, and one is probably the greatest of all, with Gene trying to outrace on motorcycle a torrent of water quickly filling up a tunnel. 12 chapters. In terms of serials, 10 out of 10.


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