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Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | | Thriller, War | 6 March 1942 (USA)
A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

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Alice Saunders
George Pembroke ...
Dr. Bill Saunders
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Dick Martin
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Amos Hanlin
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Ryder (as Edward Piel Sr.)
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Phillip Wallace
Irving Mitchell ...
John Van Dyke
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FBI Chief Colton
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Kearney
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Joseph Eggenton ...
Stevens
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The Dragon (as Stanford Jolley)
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Trivia

In Stuart Kaminsky's 1980 detective novel "Never Cross a Vampire" fictional shamus Toby Peters is hired by Bela Lugosi to investigate a series of death threats while the actor is working at Monogram on this film. See more »

Quotes

Alice Saunders: Will we see you again?
Monsieur Colomb: Who knows, in this crazy world!
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Edited into Who Dunit Theater: Black Dragons (2016) See more »

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Black Dragons (1942) **
28 July 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A very strange poverty row production from the period where horror star Bela Lugosi was resigned to taking whatever roles he could get. However, this entry in what we might safely call Bela's "Monogram Nine Series" is really far-out! He plays a strange visitor who first arrives at a reputed doctor's home in the guise of a patient, and then starts to take over the place, holding the doctor prisoner in his own house, and also killing a group of other important men who are associated with him. Lugosi has an old score to settle with these well-to-do types, and it involves his former association with the Nazis and the Japanese. By the time the 61 minutes are over, all will be explained (sort of!). If you're expecting too much sense out of a crazy movie like this, you can forget about watching it. This is not a horror film (though the ending may qualify) but it's a strange one and a rather offbeat curiosity for Bela Lugosi fans. He's also got a few really absurd lines which are a lot of fun. ** out of ****


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