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Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

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Nick Carter / Robert Chalmers
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Lou Farnsby
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John A. Keller
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Doctor Frankton (as Stanley C. Ridges)
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Hiram Streeter
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J. Lester Hammil
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Dave Krebs
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Otto King
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Pete
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Bee-Catcher
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Cliff Parsons
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Famed New York detective Nick Carter arrives incognito at a California airplane factory at the behest of owner Hiram Streeter. Despite seemingly thorough precautions, a gang of saboteurs and shadowy foreign agents are able to smuggle out the secret blueprints for innovative new planes and sabotage prototypes during testing. With the aid of eccentric detective Bartholomew and spunky nurse and female pilot Lou Farnsby, Carter is able to expose the fifth columnists as well as the traitors that are helping them. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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THE WIZARD OF CLUES!!! Nick Carter lives again in the fierce brutal...dangerous era of TODAY!

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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15 December 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer bought the screen rights to all the 1,100 Nick Carter stories published from the 19th Century through the 1930s. However, all 3 of the films made in the Nick Carter series were based on original stories. See more »

Quotes

Lou Farnsby: [to Keller] They call me "The Weagle." That's a combination of the wasp and an eagle.
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Less then average, but still worth watching...
28 February 2002 | by (Lincoln,NE USA) – See all my reviews

Nick Carter-Master Detective was not a favorite of mine, but I still liked watching it. It's a good - old fashioned mystery/detective movie, with great editing techniques (but a few plot flaws.) The one man that kept my interest in this flick was Bartholomew, the Bee-man. He almost seemed magical, the way he controlled bees and had them live in his pockets. The end fight scene could have been longer, but otherwise a whimsical film.


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