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The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 24 December 1940 (USA)
A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

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Joe Dolan - Henchman (as Joe A. Devlin)
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George K. Otterson [Chs. 3-4]
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Gloria Manning [Chs. 1-2] (as Jeanne Kelly)
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Wealthy publisher Britt Reid and his trusted Asian servant disguise themselves as the super-hero The Green Hornet and his faithful servant Kato as they battle the growing power of a ruthless secret crime organization that deals with foreign powers. The identity of the syndicate's leader remains a mystery. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Based on the radio dramatic adventure serial by Fran Striker, entitled "The Green Hornet" owned and copyrighted by The Grenn Hornet, Inc. (original posters) See more »


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24 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Avispón Verde vuelve al ataque  »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

L.A-From the Original 1940 Universal Pressbook message to the theatrical exhibitors: "IMPORTANT! Unless special permission is secured from the King-Trendle Broadcasting Coprpration, Stroh Bldg., Detroit, Michigan, exhibitors do not have the right to impersonate "The Green Hornet" through use of costumed bally-man or actor. See more »

Goofs

Chapter nine: The Green Hornet wears dark colored gloves. but the hand that picks up the pistol is wearing white gloves, and in the ensuing gun battle he is wearing dark colored gloves. See more »

Quotes

Lenore "Casey" Case: Oh, by the way, there's a man locked up in your car.
Britt Reid: Locked up?
Lenore "Casey" Case: Yes, will you see that he's released?
Britt Reid: Yes.
Kato: Well, the man in the car that would be Mr... Axford.
Britt Reid: It not only would be, Kato, it is.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits consist of daggers, bullets, planes and blackjacks. See more »

Connections

Follows The Green Hornet (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wearing of the Green
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Anonymous Irish ballad (1798)
Instrumental version played as theme for Axford
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Okay but not great serial.
3 August 2000 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Not to be taken at one sitting. Spread out over a week or two it is much easier to get involved. Some good characters, plot that is not too nonsensical. Head bad guy Watkin went on to be Perry White in the Superman serials. Keye Luke affects an oriental accent he didn't have. Comic highlight (unintentional) is Ferronti, the gangster in the last couple of chapters, who is a walking greasy cliche. All in all, fair Universal product. Don't pay more than ten bucks for it, tho...


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