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Release Date:
25 October 1940 (USA) See more »
HITS THE BULL'S- EYE FOR THRILL LOVERS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »
Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle")... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Victor Jory ... Spike Holland

Iris Meredith ... Valerie Howett
James Craven ... Abel Bellamy

Robert Fiske ... Savini

Dorothy Fay ... Elaine Bellamy

Forrest Taylor ... Parker Howett

Jack Ingram ... Brad - Henchman

Joseph W. Girard ... Inspector Ross

Fred Kelsey ... Capt. Thompson

Kit Guard ... Dinky Stone - Henchman / Radio Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Lloyd ... Henchman (scenes deleted)

Jack Cheatham ... Cop / Detective Charlie (uncredited)

Edmund Cobb ... Stevens / Agent 4-X / Thug Pilot (uncredited)

Kernan Cripps ... Frank (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Thug (uncredited)

Kenne Duncan ... Michael Bellamy (uncredited)

John Elliott ... Brewster (uncredited)

Herbert Evans ... Henderson (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Pete (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Butch (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Turk Martin (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Kardak (uncredited)

Harry Harvey ... Martin (uncredited)

Edward Hearn ... Cop (uncredited)

Jack Hendricks ... Lab Guard (uncredited)

Lloyd Ingraham ... Worthington (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Charlie - Theater Attendant (uncredited)
John Paul Jones ... Tinder (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Jake (uncredited)

Charles King ... Tardoni (uncredited)

Tom London ... Detective with Shiner (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Thug (uncredited)

Mary MacLaren ... Mrs. Patton (uncredited)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Cop (uncredited)

Bud Osborne ... Lanton (uncredited)

Fred Parker ... Train Conductor (uncredited)

Constantine Romanoff ... West (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Cop (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Darcy (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Vrooner (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Lefty Brent (uncredited)
Duke York ... Martel - aka Harry Madison (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Biff (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
Writing credits
Morgan Cox (screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) &
John Cutting (screenplay) &
Jesse Duffy (screenplay) (as Jesse A. Duffy) &
James W. Horne (screenplay)

Edgar Wallace  novel

Produced by
Larry Darmour .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr. 
Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell 
Earl Turner 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Hiecke .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: Victor Jory (uncredited)
Duke York .... stunts (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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285 min (15 episodes) | USA:21 min (chapter 2) | USA:19 min (chapter 3-) | USA:32 min (chapter 1)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #6016) (Chapter 5) | USA:Approved (PCA #6578) (Chapter 1) | USA:Approved (PCA #6605) (Chapter 2) | USA:Approved (PCA #6606) (Chapter 3) | USA:Approved (PCA #6615) (Chapter 4) | USA:Approved (PCA #6616) (Chapter 5) | USA:Approved (PCA #6625) (Chapter 6) | USA:Approved (PCA #6645) (Chapter 7) | USA:Approved (PCA #6646) (Chapter 8) | USA:Approved (PCA #6651) (Chapter 9) | USA:Approved (PCA #6664) (Chapter 10) | USA:Approved (PCA #6666) (Chapter 11) | USA:Approved (PCA #6669) (Chapter 12) | USA:Approved (PCA #6685) (Chapter 13) | USA:Approved (PCA #6700) (Chapter 14) | USA:Approved (PCA #6710) (Chapter 15)

Did You Know?

2. The Face at the Window.See more »
Continuity: Chapter one: Spike is riding in a modern up-to-date taxi, but when a truck smashes into it, it turns into a square-bodied open drivers seat.See more »
Movie Connections:
Si J'étais RoiSee more »


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Watch it for the wackiness!, 18 October 2007
Author: horrorfilmx from United States

This is a pretty unusual serial. It took me two tries to get into it, but then I was hooked. The plot is no more than perfunctory and seems like it was stitched together out of random clichés as the writers went along, but a few episodes in things take a truly delightful turn into the bizarre. It feels as if the writer, director, and/or cast began to feel bored by the tripe they were enacting and decided to have some fun with it. The supposedly diabolical mastermind suddenly seems like the headmaster at a school for painfully inept crooks, constantly bemused but tolerant of his incompetent charges, and the cliffhangers and action sequences begin to feel like big jokes. My favorite shot: the hero is trapped in one of those rooms that slowly fill with water and the villain, after setting the trap in motion, turns to his cohort with a shrug and a wry grin that seems to say "The old flooded room trick again --- well, what're ya gonna do?" Unfortunately the serial runs out of steam towards the end and falls back on the usual tired hi-jinks, but for a while it's a delight.

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