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Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

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A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Doctor Satan (as Edward Ciannelli)
Robert Wilcox ...
Bob Wayne / 'Copperhead'
William Newell ...
Speed Martin
C. Montague Shaw ...
Prof. Thomas Scott
Ella Neal ...
Lois Scott
Dorothy Herbert ...
Charles Trowbridge ...
Gov. Bronson [Ch. 1]
Jack Mulhall ...
Police Chief Rand [Chs. 1, 4, 13]
Edwin Stanley ...
Col. Bevans
Walter McGrail ...
Stoner
Joe McGuinn ...
Gort
Bud Geary ...
Hallett
Paul Marion ...
Corbay [Ch. 1]
Archie Twitchell ...
Ross
Lynton Brent ...
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Storyline

A mad scientist named Dr. Satan plots to steal key pieces of technolgy to enable him to build an army of robots based on his prototype to conquer America. The only one standing in his way is Bob Wayne, who fights Satan as the enigmatic Copperhead. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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CRAZED WITH THE LUST TO KILL! A power-mad maniac unleashes a lightning attack on an unsuspecting nation...And finds the Copperhaed thirsting for revenge! (original poster)


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Release Date:

13 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor Satan's Robot  »

Box Office

Budget:

$147,381 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When this serial was being written, it was intended to be a series that utilized Superman as the main hero. The owners of Superman decided they didn't want to let the studio use the character. Instead of scraping the project altogether, the writers replaced Superman with a character of their own creation, called The Copperhead. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Thomas Scott: Dr. Satan! What do you want with me?
Doctor Satan: I want a complete set of plans for your remote-control cell. If you care to be reasonable in the matter, you'll be handsomely rewarded.
Prof. Thomas Scott: I refuse to give them to you at any price!
Doctor Satan: You're testing that invention tonight on Turner's yacht. Your daughter is aboard that yacht. My men have wired explosives into the fuel tanks. The fuse is connected with the speed indicator. When the boat attains a speed of 25 knots, those charges will be fired.
Prof. Thomas Scott: I don't believe it! ...
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Edited into Dr. Satan's Robot (1966) See more »

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Top-notch serial action
23 September 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

One of Republic's best serials, and that says a lot. Great cliffhanger endings, top drawer stuntwork from David Sharpe, decent acting, and a really malevolent villain all add up to a great time for all. Also great to see the bad guy get top billing. This is what a serial was all about, folks.


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