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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 overview, first billed only:
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Wade Boteler ...
Anne Nagel ...
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Eddie Acuff ...
Lowery - a Reporter
Pierre Watkin ...
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
Dorothy Lovett ...
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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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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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

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

Franks - Gangster [Chs. 3-4, 7-8, 15]: Do you think we ought to divide with the othrs?
Boss Crogan: Never divide unless you have to.
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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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