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Was in post production when United States entered World War II. See more »
[Spy Smasher has rescued Jack Armstrong from a Nazi spy]
I'm mighty grateful.
That's all right. Jack.
You know who I am?
I should. I'm your twin brother.
[Spy Smasher shows Jack his ring, which matches the wing Jack is wearing, and Jack suddenly recognizes Spy Smasher's identity]
Alan! But I thought you were killed in that plane crash in France last year.
So did everyone, including the news agency I reported for. That's why I became Spy Smasher, to fight the Nazis on their own ground. Now it's ...
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Opening credits are depicted as ...-, Morse code for V (victory), and the searchlights form a "V". See more »
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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