7.2/10
136
16 user 3 critic

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.

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Sam Itzkovitch
Stars: Bourvil, Lando Buzzanca, Walter Chiari
Ana-ta-han (1953)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Josef von Sternberg directed, photographed, provides the voice-over narration and wrote the screenplay (from a based-on-actual event novel by Michiro Maruyana translated by Younghill Kang) ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life.

Director: Anthony Simmons
Stars: Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

If Jack Griffith's wife doesn't like the color of a neighbor's house, he'll arrange for it to be a house of a different color. If the owner of the ice cream parlor doesn't believe in ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Jackie Gleason, Glynis Johns, Charles Ruggles
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Director: Steve Sekely
Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz
Demented (1980)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Jeffreys
Stars: Sallee Young, Harry Reems, Deborah Alter
Microcosmos (1996)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin
Drama | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Keith Buckley, Patsy Puttnam, Arthur Hewlett
The Zeta Project (2001–2003)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A robot rebels against its creators, refusing to kill, and goes on the run.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, Julie Nathanson, Daniel Nicodème
The Climber (1975)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A hungry young buck who aspires to be a career criminal starts out working at a warehouse for a gangster, and because of his ruthlessness and dependability he begins to ascend the ladder of organized crime.

Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Stefania Casini, Benito Artesi
Deluge (1933)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Longtime best friends Renee, Aria, Jaime and Jessa have shared just about everything. All hell breaks loose when Jessa sends them a message via DVD with a shocking message!

Director: Barry Bowles
Stars: Angell Conwell, Kiki Haynes, McKinley Freeman
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der gelbe Kreis  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$126,118 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?