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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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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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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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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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Approved | See all certifications »
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24 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Avispón Verde vuelve al ataque  »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Flaming Havoc


  • 2. The Plunge of Peril


  • 3. The Avenging Heavens


  • 4. A Night of Terror


  • 5. Shattering Doom


  • 6. The Fatal Flash


  • 7. Death in the Clouds


  • 8. Human Targets


  • 9. The Tragic Crash


  • 10.Blazing Fury


  • 11.Thieves of the Night


  • 12.Crashing Barriers


  • 13.The Flaming Inferno


  • 14.Racketeering Vultures


  • 15.Smashing the Crime Ring


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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: They're scared stiff.
Michael Axford: I don't blame them. Foranti doesn't use kid gloves.
Britt Reid: Brass knuckles are more his style.
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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
(uncredited)
(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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