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The Masked Marvel (1943)

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

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Rod Bacon ...
Richard Clarke ...
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'Killer' Mace
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Bill Healy ...
Terry Morton
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Warren Hamilton (as Howard Hickman)
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Plant Guard [Ch. 1] / Police Car 7 Driver [Ch. 3]
Thomas Louden ...
Matthews
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Meggs
Duke Green ...
Karl - Delivery-Truck Thug [Ch. 1] / Spike - Gas works saboteur [Ch. 1] / Kaler - Roof-top thug [Ch. 8]
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Kline-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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Who is this Masked Marvel! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Passed | See all certifications »
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6 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sakima and the Masked Marvel  »

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(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1) The Masked Crusader; 2) Death Takes the Helm; 3) Dive to Doom; 4) Suspense at Midnight; 5) Murder Meter; 6) Exit to Eternity; 7) Doorway to Destruction; 8) Destined to Die; 9) Danger Express; 10) Suicide Sacrifice; 11) The Fatal Mistake; 12) The Man Behind the Mask. See more »

Goofs

The Masked Marvel tells Alice via a recording that only she would know his real name with Crane, whom we know from the start that he is in league with Sakima, present, yet nothing was done to capture her to make her reveal his identity. See more »

Connections

Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) See more »

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Holy Unrealistic?
17 September 2003 | by (St. Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

Perplexing? It is never revealed how the Masked Marvel acquired his aura.

He doesn't possess magical powers, super brains, or any particular crime fighting skills. He does sport a mask. But what for? What's he trying to hide? He's truly not much, if all, different from the other three good guys.

One thing is clear. Men's hats must have been surgically attached. No amount of fighting, falling, leaping out of cars or boats, can dislodge the hats.

It appeared all of the serials many pugilists were in tremendous physical condition. How many blows to the chin, back flips, kicks, hurling into walls could you take? They are simply indefatigible.

The Masked Marvel serial makes Steven Segal foes seem like pre-schoolers.




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