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Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Action, Crime | 13 December 1940 (USA)
A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.

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(original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon), (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Doctor Satan (as Edward Ciannelli)
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William Newell ...
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Dorothy Herbert ...
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Edwin Stanley ...
Col. Bevans
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Paul Marion ...
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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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13 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor Satan's Robot  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$147,381 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(15 episodes) | (cut)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. Return of the Copperhead 2. Thirteen Steps 3. Undersea Bomb 4. The Human Bomb 5. Doctor Satan's Man of Steel 6. Double Cross 7. The Monster Strikes 8. Highway of Death 9. Double Jeopardy 10. Bridge of Peril 11. Death Closes In 12. Crack-Up 13. Disguised 14. The Flaming Coffin 15. Doctor Satan Strikes See more »

Goofs

Chapter thirteen: Bob is flying directly at Superstition Peak, bails out over an open field, yet the plane crashes into the Peak. 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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Connections

Remade as The Deathless Devil (1973) See more »

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classic mad doctor/robot serial
10 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

In this republic serial,a mad doctor called doctor satan(edward cianelli) plot's to dominate the world with an army of huge robots!,but only one man can stop this mad plot,the copperhead(robert wilcox(david sharp as the copperhead stunt double)!.when a governer is murdered,the copperhead protects a scientist(c. montague shaw) and his daughter(ella neal) as doctor satan attempts to obtain the scientist's remote control invention to use to operate his monstrous robot!,this is a great example of a classic serial,it's got everything,secret hideouts armed with deadly death traps!,a mad doctor named satan who is bent on world domination,a big tin can robot with big vaccum hose arms,heroic hero,and a mysterious and thrilling music(by cy feuer) score!.this serial is worth seeing!


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