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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tiny Dawson (as Herman Brix)
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Bert Knowles
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Blanche Granville
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Horace Granville
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39013--Harry Crowel
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Dr. Malcolm
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Dixon
William Pagan ...
Police Chief Landon [Ch. 1]
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Klein [Ch. 5]
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Stanley, Secretary [Chs. 1-3, 11]
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Snowflake (as Snowflake)
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Sheffield [Chs. 1, 11]
Ray Miller ...
Jeff
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Sammy Townley [Chs. 1, 11]
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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)  »

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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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The role of Bert was played by David Sharpe, who was actually a member of Republic's celebrated team of stunt men. Because of his lead on-camera role, he was stunt doubled by fellow team mate James Fawcett for the more dangerous stunts. See more »

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There is no explanation why Jeff is listening at a secret door. 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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Fantastic 1939 Movie Serial
8 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the Year 1939 you would have to visit the movie theater for about twelve weeks in a row in order to find out the complete ending to this film. This film involves three Circus Stuntmen who are acrobats and one of their brothers is killed which is caused by #39013, Harry Crowel in revenge for Horace Granville sending him to jail who was his former partner in his business. Carole Landis, (Blanche Granville)"I Wake Up Screaming" is the daughter to Horace Granville and finds out about a wicked scheme that #39013 has planned against her farther and if she tells her father will die. There is plenty of action, secret doors, secret panels and plenty of bombs being set off, with water rushing through tunnels and more and more. Great Classic film from 1939, this one you will really enjoy.


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