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Scouts to the Rescue (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 17 January 1939 (USA)
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 »

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(original story) (as J. Irving Crump), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Vondell Darr ...
Mary Scanlon
Edwin Stanley ...
Pat Scanlon
William Ruhl ...
G- Man Hal Marvin
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'Skeets' Scanlon
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'Rip' Dawson
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Henchman Pug O'Toole
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Ken - a Boy Scout
Ivan Miller ...
Turk Mortensen
Victor Adams ...
Henchman Hurst
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Henchman 'Doc' (as Jason Robards)
Sidney Miller ...
Hermie - a Boy Scout
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Leeka - Leader of Warriors (as Richard Botiller)
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Lokola -Indian Tribe High Priest
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Scoutmaster Hale [Ch. 1]
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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>

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


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17 January 1939 (USA)  »

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A Cidade Fantasma  »

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(12 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The "Indians" are using a reverse sound track for their language. See more »

Goofs

Chapter one: In the air battle the enemy plane shows gun sights for a machine gun, but the enemy pilot is using a revolver. See more »

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Edited from Stormy (1935) See more »

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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.


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