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Phantom Raiders (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 June 1940 (USA)
An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.

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A mysterious rash of cargo ship sinkings in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investigate. Nick recognizes influential nightclub owner Al Taurez as a shady operator, but getting the goods on him depends on slick diversions involving the heavyweight champ of the Pacific Tuna Fleet, a Panamanian bombshell armed with American slang, a young couple in love and a whole raft of crooks and cutthroats. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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A New NICK CARTER Adventure

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Thursday 5 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 28 March 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), by San Francisco 31 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 9 July 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

There is a quick shot of a ship's engine order telegraph, but the words are all printed backward. See more »

Quotes

Al Taurez: [Ironically, after seeing Taurez play with a parakeet after throwing a knife in the back of an associate] Did yuh ever see such a soft-hearted guy as Al?
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Follows Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) See more »

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Great Fun!
28 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Phantom Raiders portrays a crime that is all to possible today, blowing up ships set off by electrical devices. However this was 1940, the era of the wisecracking detective and his sidekick neatly wrapping up the mystery in a little over an hour. What sets this film apart from other movies of the same type is its crackling good dialog, an insidious villain,(Joseph Shildkraut),the suave Nick Carter,(a clean shaven Walter Pigeon), his assistant, Mr Bartholomew (beautifully played by Donald Meek), the innocent ingénue(the captivating Florence Rice). Speaking of Florence Rice, she literally lights up the screen when she is on. At the same time vulnerable, adoring. Listen to the way she says "I love him", talking about her boyfriend, it will melt your heart. Highly recommend!


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