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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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FBI Agent
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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Yellow Menace  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. 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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Edited into Who Dunit Theater: Black Dragons (2016) See more »

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Great Classic Film With BELA LUGOSI!
9 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone viewing this film must remember it was produced in the 1940's and at the time it was a GREAT "B" film and was probably shown along with another feature film on Saturday nights at the local movie houses. If you like Bela Lugosi and want to see him give a great performance which is a different role than he usually portrays, this is the film for YOU! I was able to view this film in Digital Color and it made a world of difference viewing these great veteran actors. Bela Lugosi (Dr. Melcher/Monsieur Colomb, "The Body Snatcher",'45, plays a Nazi who tries to get even with the Japs during WWII. Joan Barclay, (Alice Saunders), "Falcon Out West",'44, investigates all the murders that seem to be happening at the Japanese Embassy and Clayton Moore (Dick Martin), "The Lone Ranger & The Lost City of Gold",'58 gave a great supporting role. By the way, Clayton Moore was considered in his career the best actor to perform the Lone Ranger on Radio and the Movies for years. This is a Classic film and should be ENJOYED and not picked a part. Money was hard to find and we were fighting the BIG WW II ! Hollywood produced lots of "B" films, but Bela Lugosi gave a great performance which will be admired for future generations.


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