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Release Date:
24 December 1940 (USA) See more »
A thousand thrills...ALL NEW...with the master mystery man! (original posters) See more »
A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warren Hull ... Britt Reid / Green Hornet
Wade Boteler ... Michael Axford
Anne Nagel ... Lenore Case

Keye Luke ... Kato
Eddie Acuff ... Lowery - a Reporter
Pierre Watkin ... Boss Crogan (as Pierre Watkins)
James Seay ... Bordine - a Gangster
Arthur Loft ... Tauer - Chief Gangster

Joe Devlin ... 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]
William Forrest ... Frederick Harper [Chs. 1-2]
Eddie Dunn ... Foley - Racketeer [Ch. 2]
C. Montague Shaw ... Weaver - Gang Chemist [Chs. 6-7] (as Montague Shaw)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roy Barcroft ... Cop at Newspaper Truck Vandalism [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Haggis - Crooked Nightclub Owner [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
James Blaine ... Jason Eldridge [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Ship's Captain [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Cain's Assistant [Chs. 10, 15] (uncredited)
Henrietta Burnside ... Mrs. Carter - Widow [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
William P. Carleton ... Gloria's Father [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ... Police Chief Harding [Ch. 15] (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Cop Car-Chasing Foranti [Ch. 15] (uncredited)
Stephen Chase ... Mr. Evans - Construction Engr. [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham ... Pete - Steelmill Watchman [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)

Jack Rube Clifford ... McCoig - Homeowner Thug [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Dannick - Crooked Construction Foreman [Chs. 9-10] (uncredited)
Hal Craig ... Police Patrolman [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
Louise Currie ... Bordine's Girlfriend [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Eddie Dew ... Henchman-Delivery Man [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Bill, Steel Mill Guard [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
Jack Ellis ... Franks - Gangster [Chs. 3-4, 7-8, 15] (uncredited)
Eugene L. Eubank ... Theodore - Crooked Financier [Chs. 10, 15] (uncredited)
Harry Fleischmann ... Gault [Chs. 10-11] (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Miss Grayson's Butler [Chs. 3, 8] (uncredited)
Jerry Frank ... Silk Truck Driver [Chs. 11-12] (uncredited)
Alan Gregg ... Injured Truck Driver [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Earl Gunn ... Manning #2 - Thug [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)
Karl Hackett ... Hansen, the Stranger [Ch. 14] (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Warehouse Truck Loader [Chs. 12-13] (uncredited)
Alfred Hall ... Mr. Marsden [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman at Breedon's House [Ch. 14-15] (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Patrol Cop [Chs. 13-14] (uncredited)
John Holland ... Grinson - Foreign Agent [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Frank Hoose ... Crawford - Crooked Executive [Ch. 13] (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Policeman at Breedon's House [Ch. 14] (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Dr. J.C. Bedloe [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Bob Kortman ... Gang Farmhouse Owner [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Jenkins, aka Jennings [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Tom London ... Thug with Explosives [Chs. 9-10] (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Tonjes - Gang Pilot [Chs. 4-8] (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Spike - Henchman with Bordine [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Milton - Chief Plant Guard [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
Paul McVey ... Kenneth North [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
John Merton ... Thug at Rear of Truck [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Thomas Mizer ... Newspaper Truck Driver [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Police Patrolman [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
Jimmy O'Gatty ... Jasper Vale - Arsonist [Ch. 13] (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Editor Gunnigan [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Rufus - Henchman in Hawaii [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Henchman with Dolan [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Ed Payson ... Al - Thug at Locust St. Warehouse [Chs. 13-14] (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Gunner - Army Deserter [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited)

Jason Robards Sr. ... Foley's Bodyguard [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... J.E. Lynch - Gang Attorney [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Policeman at Breedon's Home [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)

Walter Sande ... Thug Boss at Gold Star Warehouse [Chs. 12-13] (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Snipe's Partner [Ch. 14] (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Joe - Henchman [Ch. 4] (uncredited)

Barry Sullivan ... Thug in Car's Back Seat [Ch. 2] (uncredited)

Forrest Taylor ... Snipe - Foranti Thug [Ch. 14] (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Chief Guard at Steel Mill [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)

Richard Travis ... Nightclub Headwaiter [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
Phil Warren ... C. Smith - Thug [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Photographer [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Silk Truck Passenger [Chs. 11-12] (uncredited)

Directed by
Ford Beebe 
John Rawlins 
Writing credits
George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as Geo. H. Plympton) and
Basil Dickey (screenplay) and
Sherman L. Lowe (screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe)

Fred MacIsaac (screen version)

Fran Striker (based on the radio dramatic adventure serial 'The Green Hornet' owned and copyrighted by Green Hornet Inc.)

Produced by
Henry MacRae .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Jerome Ash 
Film Editing by
Joseph Gluck  (as Joseph Glick)
Louis Sackin 
Alvin Todd 
Art Direction by
Ralph M. DeLacy  (as Ralph DeLacey)
Jerry Frank .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunt double (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Saul A. Goodkind .... supervising editor
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... music adaptor (uncredited)
David Raksin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov .... composer: original theme (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Jacques Jaccard .... dialogue director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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293 min (15 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Michael Axford:Nobody can walk through solid walls unless he's a spook, but he's done it.
Britt Reid:You think the Hornet is supernatural?
Michael Axford:I wouldn't put it past him, and to think I was face to face with him and me without a gun!
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Movie Connections:
Follows The Green Hornet (1940)See more »
The Wearing of the GreenSee more »


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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Okay but not great serial., 3 August 2000
Author: Steve Brown from Blacksburg, VA

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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