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The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

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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:
Wade Boteler ...
Anne Nagel ...
Eddie Acuff ...
Lowery - a Reporter
Pierre Watkin ...
Boss Crogan (as Pierre Watkins)
James Seay ...
Bordine - a Gangster
Arthur Loft ...
Tauer - Chief Gangster
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]


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

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Release Date:

24 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Besouro Verde  »

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(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the radio series first premiered in 1936, Kato was Japanese, but by 1939 when the serials were shot, he was referred to as Korean. From 1941 to 1945, he became Filipino on the radio series. See more »


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 »


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


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The Wearing of the Green
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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