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George H. Plympton (screenplay) and
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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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Okay but not great serial. See more (3 total) »


  (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?

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 RingSee more »
Plot holes: 'Black Beauty' is driven forward into the secret garage. Ensuing shots when driven out of the garage, it is facing outwards.See more »
Lenore "Casey" Case:Oh, by the way, there's a man locked up in your car.
Britt Reid:Locked up?
Lenore "Casey" Case:Yes, will you see that he's released?
Britt Reid:Yes.
Kato:Well, the man in the car that would be Mr... Axford.
Britt Reid:It not only would be, Kato, it is.
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Movie Connections:
Follows The Green Hornet (1940)See more »
The Flight of the BumblebeeSee more »


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14 out of 19 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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