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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wade Boteler ...
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Eddie Acuff ...
Lowery - a Reporter
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Boss Crogan (as Pierre Watkins)
James Seay ...
Bordine - a Gangster
Arthur Loft ...
Tauer - Chief Gangster
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Joe Dolan - Henchman (as Joe A. Devlin)
William Hall ...
Don DeLuca - Henchman
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Frances Grayson / Stella Merja
Jay Michael ...
Foranti - Construction Racketeer [Chs. 14-15]
Charles Miller ...
George K. Otterson [Chs. 3-4]
Jean Brooks ...
Gloria Manning [Chs. 1-2] (as Jeanne Kelly)
Irving Mitchell ...
Breedon [Ch. 14]
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

24 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Avispón Verde vuelve al ataque  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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

'Black Beauty' is driven forward into the secret garage. Ensuing shots when driven out of the garage, it is facing outwards. See more »

Quotes

Britt Reid: [Ch. 3 ] Hey, Lowry, the car that ewe just passed a little while ago turned around and is following us.
Lowery - a reporter: [Turning around] Yeah, so it is.
Britt Reid: You got a gun?
Lowery - a reporter: No, do you?
Britt Reid: Respectable people don't carry guns.
Lowery - a reporter: Well, right now I'd rather be less respectable and have a fast car.
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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

Dance of the Clowns
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (uncredited)
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1843)
Incidental music in soundtrack
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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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