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Perils of Nyoka (1942)

 -  Action  -  27 June 1942 (USA)
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It's intrepid Nyoka and her friends versus Vultura, Queen of the Desert, on a quest for the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nyoka Gordon
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Dr. Larry Grayson
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Red Davis (as William Benedict)
Lorna Gray ...
Vultura
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Cassib
Tristram Coffin ...
Benito Torrini [Chs.1-10]
Forbes Murray ...
Prof. Douglas Campbell
Robert Strange ...
Prof. Henry Gordon [Chs. 4-15]
George Pembroke ...
John Spencer
Georges Renavent ...
Maghreb - Vultura's High Priest [Chs.1-4,7,9,15] (as George Renavent)
John Davidson ...
Lhoba - Tuareg High Priest [Chs.4-7,12-13]
George J. Lewis ...
Batan, Arab Henchman (as George Lewis)
John Bagni ...
Ben Ali [Ch. 1 ]
Ken Terrell ...
Ahmed - Arab Henchman
Kenne Duncan ...
Abu (as Kenneth Duncan)
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Storyline

Professor Campbell's expedition into the hills of Libya obtains a papyrus which might reveal the hiding place of the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates, containing lost medical secrets. Also in the region is intrepid Nyoka Gordon, still seeking her father, lost on a previous expedition. She alone can translate the papyrus, which directs our heroes through deadly perils (including the Tunnel of Bubbling Death) into the land of the Tuaregs. Opposing them are Vultura, Queen of the Desert, and her Arab ally Cassib, both greedy for the treasure... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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27 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates  »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles: 1. Desert Intrigue, 2. Death's Chariot, 3. Devil's Crucible, 4. Ascending Doom, 5. Fatal Second, 6. Human Sacrifice, 7. Monster's Clutch, 8. Tuareg Vengeance, 9. Burned Alive, 10. Treacherous Trail, 11. Unknown Peril, 12. Underground Tornado, 13. Thundering Death, 14. Blazing Barrier, 15. Satan's Fury See more »

Goofs

In chapter 1 when Larry is fighting the gorilla, the gorilla grabs the saber and breaks it, but the sound when it breaks is wood, not steel, and when it hits the floor, the sound is also of wood. See more »

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Closing credits are written in the sand. See more »

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Edited into Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates (1966) See more »

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Kay Aldridge and Adrian Booth
1 June 2008 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

I've had the pleasure of meeting both of these ladies at nostalgia film festivals. I was sitting with Kay Aldridge in the viewing room when they ran a chapter of Daredevils of the West in which she co-starred with Allan "Rocky" Lane. Kay gave out with a shriek at the appropriate time as her screen image was about to go over a cliff in a runaway wagon. Adrian told me the story of how Kay was tied up and hanging in mid-air during a scene from "Nyoka" They had her standing on a box for the close-up shot and then took the box away for the long shot. Kay looked up to the heavens and said "Oh Lord, send me a man right away." Of course it got a laugh from the crew. I don't know how old she was at the time of "Nyoka," but when she didn't report to work one day, director Bill Witney discovered that she had chicken pox.Kay had a rather sophisticated way of talking which may have detracted some from her athletic character role, but she did make three serials for Republic. She later married a millionaire and moved to Maine, but did make some festival appearances.


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