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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
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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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6 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Yellow Menace  »

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Filming began January 22 1942, one of Hollywood's earliest replies to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor a month earlier. This was the 3rd of Bela Lugosi's 9 Monogram features. See more »

Quotes

Alice Saunders: You sound like a man of destiny.
Monsieur Colomb: One must not flirt with one's destiny.
Alice Saunders: But the world in the condition it is today, aren't we all flirting with destiny?
Monsieur Colomb: I suppose I finish my book upstairs.
Alice Saunders: Oh no, please, I didn't mean to disturb you. Excuse me.
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A fun mess for 2 A.M.
4 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie concerns Bela Lugosi killing off rich powerful Americans. Why this is occurring isn't explained until the very end and even then it makes no sense. I have the feeling this was one type of thriller that they grafted a war angle on to when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Is this a good movie? Not in the conventional sense. Its a warm and fuzzy film with some murder and Bela and feels like the all night monster movie marathons that used to play on TV. I've seen this film several times now, usually late at night, and it some how comforts me. I don't know if its a childhood thing or what but its nice to know that somethings never change, like the (not quite) bad Bela movies of old.

Should you see it? Why not, it can't hurt. Its a movie that makes no sense and just sort of is. Just remember if you so watch it make sure you're tucked into bed and the lights are off...


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