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Spy Smasher (1942)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  4 April 1942 (USA)
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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:
Kane Richmond ...
Alan Armstrong / Spy Smasher / Jack Armstrong
Marguerite Chapman ...
Eve Corby
Sam Flint ...
Adm. Corby
Hans Schumm ...
The Mask
Tristram Coffin ...
Drake
Franco Corsaro ...
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 ...
Tom London ...
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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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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Trivia

The Mask was one of the few comic book/strip foes to appear in a serial. Except for Ming the Merciless, Luthor in Superman vs. Atom Man, and Laska/Leska from Blackhawk#31 in Blackhawk, very few serial adaptations featured foes from the original strips. See more »

Quotes

[while on patrol, Jack and Spy Smasher spot a suspicious boat]
Jack Armstrong: That's the third buoy they've picked up.
Spy Smasher: It's high time we got better acquainted!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Edited into J-Men Forever (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
based on Symphony No. 5 in C minor (Opus 67)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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The best serial ever made!
29 March 2000 | by (Columbus Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is the finest serial ever made. Kane Richmond plays twin brothers battling Nazi agents in America. With expert casting, stunt work and direction this is Republic's finest hour in cliffhangers. The serial never drags and the camera work and doubling creating the illusion of twin is peerless.


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