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Spy Smasher (1942)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 4 April 1942 (USA)
Alan Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher, battles a Nazi villain known as The Mask, who heads a gang of saboteurs determined to spread destruction across America.

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Cast

Cast overview:
...
Alan Armstrong / Spy Smasher / Jack Armstrong
...
Eve Corby
Sam Flint ...
Adm. Corby
Hans Schumm ...
The Mask
...
Drake
...
Capt. Pierre Durand [Chs. 1-4]
Hans von Morhart ...
Capt. Gerhardt [Chs. 1, 8, 12] (as Hans Von Morhart)
Georges Renavent ...
Gov. LeComte [Ch. 3]
Rudolph Anders ...
Dungeon Col. Von Kohr [Ch. 1] (as Robert O. Davis)
Henry Zynda ...
Ritter Lazar [Ch. 1]
Paul Bryar ...
...
Crane
Richard Bond ...
Henchman Hayes
Crane Whitley ...
Hauser
John James ...
Henchman Steve
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Storyline

Alan Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher, battles a Nazi villain known as The Mask, who heads a gang of saboteurs determined to spread destruction across America.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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Suggested by the character SPY SMASHER, appearing in WHIZ COMICS magazine, copyright by Fawcett Publications, Inc---1940-1941-1942 (all original posters) See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

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Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spysmasher  »

Box Office

Budget:

$156,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Half-way through the serial, the bad guys pass through a phony billboard advertising the Dick Tracy serials, also made by Republic. See more »

Goofs

Chapter nine: You saw Jack puncture a hole in the "Armored Car". I don't believe it can be done, not with 1940s technology anyway. See more »

Quotes

[Spy Smasher enters the counterfeiters' lair]
Spy Smasher: Got change for a five?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are depicted as ...-, Morse code for V (victory), and the searchlights form a "V". See more »


Soundtracks

Main Title
based on Symphony No. 5 in C minor (Opus 67)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Smashing!
30 August 2000 | by (Kansas City, MO, USA) – See all my reviews

I do so love to watch professionals at work.

When you watch "Spy Smasher," you see a genre and a studio at the top of their form. Everything in this serial clicks and hums along like a well-oiled machine. The plot is exciting and as logical as it need be, the music fast and inspiring, the cliffhangers harrowing, and the acting professional and dead-on. It's Republic Studios at the height of their game, ancestor to the big action flicks of today, and sheer pleasure to watch.


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