Warrwen Hamilton and Martin Crane, chief executives if the World-Wide Insurance Company, enlist the aid of the Masked Marvel to find Mura Sakima, a former Japanese envoy, whom they suspect of being responsible for extensive sabotage of war industries. But CRane is secretly in league with Sakima, and they arrange for Hamilton's murder. The murdered man's daughter, Alice, joins the Masked Marvel and his three aides in a campaign to expose and apprehend Sakima. The Masked Marvel is one of four men - Bob Barton, Frank Jeffers, Terry Morton and Jim Arnold; he hides his identity beneath a black mask and only Alice knows he is one of the four investigators. Written by
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Originally a title card showing Tom Steele in costume proclaiming that "The Masked Marvel" was the star of the serial was planned for the beginning of each chapter. When that was eliminated, William Forrest became the official star. See more »
Near the end of the first chapter, the Masked Marvel falls off a large fuel storage tank onto a canvas-top truck parked on the ground below. The stunt is "performed" by a dummy, whose hand catches on a bracing girder along the side of the tank, ripping its entire arm out of its coat sleeve. See more »
THE ONLY SERIAL WHERE I SAW THE HERO CHASE HIMSELF!
This is an excellent serial and a credit to the "king of the stunt men," Tom Steele. I don't know if any of you guys picked it up or not, but there was a scene in which Tom Steele was being chased up a fire escape by the Masked Marvel. Now, knowing that Tom played the MM in all the action scenes, he is literally chasing HIMSELF up that fire escape!
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