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One of the better Republican serials . Unusual for placing a heroine as the central character with the hero as merely the sidekick; required to do little more than rescue her as she falls into another swamp or sandpit fort he hundredth time. Amusiing to see a dynamic athletic hero reduced to being wallpaper instead go the generic all conquering hero as usually written in every decade. Episodes contained big cat fights, including one to the death. Although the cast list doesn't credit the contribution of "satan" , Vultura's loyal gorilla with a horn sticking his Head. Like a primate unicorn.
Like other Republic serials it has become unfairly neglected since it contains some visionary script writing. This is Lara Croft with more style and written 50 years before the computer graphic had been thought of. Instead there is a live heroine out to find her father and translate a papyrus that she alone can read. Did Lara's creators check the copyright on this film had expired first?
Lorna Grey is the real star. Excudiong powerful allure combined with ruthless ambition to obtain the treasure, then kill everyone just for the fun of it. I
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