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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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Lowery - a Reporter
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Boss Crogan (as Pierre Watkins)
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Bordine - a Gangster
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Tauer - Chief Gangster
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Joe Dolan - Henchman (as Joe A. Devlin)
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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]
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Gloria Manning [Chs. 1-2] (as Jeanne Kelly)
Irving Mitchell ...
Breedon [Ch. 14]
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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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Amazing adventure with the daring hero of screen and radio! (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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(15 episodes)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Rackets taken on by the Green Hornet and run by Crogan's crime syndicate include, in roughly chronological order: attempted murder, lotteries, munition production for a 'foreign power'; impersonation of an heiress, sabotage of an electrical company, smuggling guns across a border, secret development of an anti-aircraft bomb at a steel factory, kidnapping of a scientist, taking an heiress hostage to extort money from her, sabotage in the building construction industry, truck hijacking, car thefts in aid of procuring a special type of motor, arson perpetrated as part of an insurance fraud scheme, and the export of explosives to a foreign power. See more »

Goofs

When the unconscious bad guy DeLuca is dragged to the car by other henchmen, his feet drag on the ground. But when the knocked-out crook gets to the car, his feet can be seen stepping up on the running board and into the car. See more »

Quotes

DeLuca, a gangster: [Ch. 5] Look here, Hornet, what are you lookin' for - a split?
Britt Reid: The Hornet doesn't take a split - he takes over.
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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

Aloha Oe
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(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Instrumental version hard on soundtrack as ship leaves Hawaii.
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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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