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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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One of the Better Serials See more (9 total) »


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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 ... Henchman Brad

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 ... Theater Attendant Charlie (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
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)

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8. Garr Castle is Robbed.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 »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of the Better Serials, 14 May 2001
Author: wrbtu from Long Island Motor Parkway

This is one of the better serials. There's a castle with secret doors & passageways everywhere, lots of fist fights, lots of bow & arrow work, bombs, shooting, poison gas, an underground hideaway for automobiles, & spirited acting in an action packed plot. On the down side is redundancy (a trademark of all serials), absurdity (by himself, the hero defeats 6-8 baddies at once in fist fights, even when the baddies have guns!). But overall, a neat serial with a good & satisfying ending. It's also weird watching Victor Jory play the hero, after seeing him play the bad guy in many Hopalong Cassidy movies; he's somewhat more convincing as a bad guy than as a good guy. Iris Meredith is beautiful, if nothing else, as the female lead. I rate it 8/10 for a serial.

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