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The Masked Marvel (1943)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  6 November 1943 (USA)
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A superhero called The Masked Marvel battles Japanese saboteurs intent on blowing up America.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Forrest ...
Louise Currie ...
Johnny Arthur ...
Rod Bacon ...
Richard Clarke ...
Frank Jeffers
...
'Killer' Mace
David Bacon ...
Bob Barton
Bill Healy ...
Terry Morton
Howard C. Hickman ...
Warren Hamilton (as Howard Hickman)
Kenneth Harlan ...
Gas Works Policeman [Ch. 1] / Police Car 7 Driver [Ch. 3]
Thomas Louden ...
Matthews - the Butler
Eddie Parker ...
Meggs
Duke Green ...
Carl - Delivery-Truck Thug [Ch. 1] / Spike - Gas works saboteur [Ch. 1] / Kaler - Roof-top thug [Ch. 8]
Dale Van Sickel ...
Tall Gas-Works Saboteur [Ch. 1] / Station-Wagon Thug [Ch. 3] / Super-X Warehouse Thug #1 [Ch. 8]
Wendell Niles ...
Newscaster [Ch. 1]
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Storyline

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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

WHI IS THIS FEARLESS MAN WHO RISKS HIS LIFE AT EVERY TURN TO THWART JAP ATTEMPTS AT SABOTAGE? (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

6 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sakima and the Masked Marvel  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the four lead heroes are supposed to be the Masked Marvel, but it was actually stuntman Tom Steele who played the character, his voice post-dubbed by announcer Gayne Whitman. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Edited into Sakima and the Masked Marvel (1966) See more »

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I'm back again with something to observe......
17 May 1999 | by (Quispamsis,Canada) – See all my reviews

Previously, I noticed that many times they changed the ending and not too cleverly. In chapter 8 when the Marvel took the dive off the roof the action the next week was different and obviously sneaky, not a true cliffhanger! Oh yes, the agent who knifed the thug in bed after he identifies the Marvel was the Marvel technically. Tom Steele played the assassin and of course was killed again in the car crash. He is as you know the man behind the mask in all the action scenes. If you watch closely you can identify his stance, body language and physical running attitude. He was never mentioned in the credits at all. Most curious.


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