MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,751 this week

Scouts to the Rescue (1939)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 35 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Filmed in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Sonora, California, this Universal serial (made in that short two-year span of time when they chose to be identified as The New Universal) is ... See full summary »

Directors:

,

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6 titles
created 01 Nov 2011
 
a list of 653 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 8692 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 245 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 3267 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Scouts to the Rescue (1939)

Scouts to the Rescue (1939) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Scouts to the Rescue.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bruce Scott
Vondell Darr ...
Mary Scanlon
Edwin Stanley ...
Pat Scanlon
William Ruhl ...
G- Man Hal Marvin
Bill Cody Jr. ...
'Skeets' Scanlon
David Durand ...
'Rip' Dawson
Ralph Dunn ...
Henchman Pug O'Toole
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
Ken - a Boy Scout
Ivan Miller ...
Turk Mortensen
Victor Adams ...
Henchman Hurst
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Henchman 'Doc' (as Jason Robards)
Sidney Miller ...
Hermie - a Boy Scout
Dick Botiller ...
Leeka - Leader of Warriors (as Richard Botiller)
George Regas ...
Lokola -Indian Tribe High Priest
Jack Mulhall ...
Scoutmaster Hale [Ch. 1]
Edit

Storyline

Filmed in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Sonora, California, this Universal serial (made in that short two-year span of time when they chose to be identified as The New Universal) is Universal's 40th sound-era serial, made and released between "Red Barry" and "Buck Rogers", and has Eagle Scout Bruce Scott, leader of Martinsville Troop Number One, and his pack setting off in search of lost treasure, using a map provided by Tenderfoot scout Skeets Scanlon Scoutmaster Hale leaves the expedition to rush home to an ailing wife, but Bruce and the scouts push on and the map leads them to "Ghost Town", where the treasure turns out to be a large cache of counterfeit $20 bills and the plates used to print them. The troop also discover a lost branch of Inca Indians living in the mountains and still undetected in 1939. The tribe gives ferocious efforts to keep the scouts from discovering their Temple cave because it contains a huge radium deposit known to them only for its ability to heal ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

troop | serial | temple | radium | indian | See more »

Taglines:

Dynamited By Desperados! Captured By Indians! Attacked By Mountain Lions! Stampeded By Thundering Hooves! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade Fantasma  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Death Rides the Air


  • 2. Avalanche of Doom


  • 3. Trapped By the Indians


  • 4. River of Doom


  • 5. Descending Doom


  • 6. Ghost Town Menace


  • 7. Destroyed by Dynamite


  • 8. Thundering Hoofs


  • 9. The Firs God Strikes


  • 10.Battle of Ghost Town


  • 11.Hurtling Through Space


  • 12. The Boy Scouts Triumph


See more »

Goofs

Chapter five: "Indian" has a large vaccination scar on left arm. See more »

Connections

Edited from Stormy (1935) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
OK Universal serial
14 June 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Serial aimed squarely at little kids. It is a little bit much to take today with our sophisticated society. It does promote the Scouts which can only do the most good for our kids today. But it is all so innocent and naive. Production values are good. Re-recorded music from earlier Universal features (such as "STORMY") are an added plus.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
jackie cooper boy scout seasidepearl
Cliffhanger clip jamerson5
Discuss Scouts to the Rescue (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?