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Black Dragons (1942)

 -  Thriller | War  -  6 March 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Melcher aka Monsieur Colomb / Cell Prisoner
Joan Barclay ...
Alice Saunders
George Pembroke ...
Dr. Bill Saunders
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Dick Martin
Robert Frazer ...
Amos Hanlin
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Philip Wallace (as Edward Piel Sr.)
Robert Fiske ...
Ryder
Irving Mitchell ...
John Van Dyke
Kenneth Harlan ...
FBI Chief Colton
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Kearney
Frank Melton ...
FBI Agent
Joseph Eggenton ...
Stevens
...
The Dragon (as Stanford Jolley)
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Storyline

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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Thriller | War

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6 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Yellow Menace  »

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This is Bela Lugosi's only spy movie. At the time, he was addicted to morphine and suffering from very bad arthritis, and had to work to keep the money rolling in. See more »

Quotes

Amos Hanlin: A busy man has very little time to engage in feminine emotions.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Just Another Plastic Surgery Movie
23 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poor Bela Lugosi. Just another day at work. A group of saboteurs attempting to disrupt the American war effort from the inside. It's pretty hard to figure out at first because, while we know these guys are up to something, their method of operation just isn't very clear. I won't spoil it, but the ending in pretty amazing. There are a series of murders perpetrated by our hero. A police force that doesn't know what is going on. What a coincidence that all the victims seem to come and go from the same house. There are comments like, "A true patriot would do this or that." It's obvious while suspicion abounds most of the world wouldn't know a spy or a subversive if it jumped up and bit them. I also was surprised to see Clayton Moore (the Lone Ranger) in a romantic role. I never realized that he ever did anything other than sit on a horse. There is, of course, the smugness of the criminals as they think that they are immune from the killer's guest list. Anyway, Bela is sort of a good guy and a bad guy rolled into one. The best scene in the movie is at the end, but I won't spoil it. As a curiosity, and a period piece, it may be fun to watch for some people.


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