Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the... See full summary »
Columbia's 7th serial (between Flying G-Men and Overland With Kit Carson)was based on the King Features newspaper comic strip created by Lee Falk and Phil Davis, Mandrake the Magician, the ... See full summary »
The Green Hornet is a short film based upon characters from the popular radio and pulp series. The Green Hornet is actually Britt Reid, fearless newspaper publisher, who hides behind the ... See full summary »
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
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 »
Tauer, chief gangster:
[Ch. 2 As he is about to kill Harper]
You know the penalty for failure, Harper. I have my orders from the Chief.
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Opening credits consist of daggers, bullets, planes and blackjacks. See more »
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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