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A girl is about to inherit a fortune, but she is missing in Africa. Only then, family charges Congo Bill, an adventurer, to find her, and bring her back to civilization. He follows a legend about some White Queen, but his path is full of difficulties, by an inhospitable jungle, and the man who will lose the fortune if the girl is found alive.
American secret service agent Rex Bennett (Rod Cameron) is assigned to defeat the plans of the Nazis to form an alliance in Africa with the Arabs. His aides are Janet Blake (Joan Marsh), a United Nations agent posing as a reporter, and Pierre LaSalle (Duncan Renaldo), a Free-French officer. Complications arise when a trusted Arab chieftain (Lionel Royce) turns out to be Baron vom Rommier, a German officer. Written by
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Chapter titles: (1) North African Intrigue, (2) The Charred Witness, (3) Double Death, (4) The Open Grave, (5) Cloaked in Flame, (6) Dial of Doom, (7) Murder Dungeon, (8) Funeral Arrangements Completed, (9)Invisible Menace, (10) Racing Peril, (11) Lightning Terror, (12) Ceremonial Execution, (13) Fatal Leap, (14) Victim of Villainy, (15) Nazi Treachery Unmasked. See more »
And now, Miss Blake, we are about to give you a demonstration of German efficiency.
Atrocity is a better word. Destroying medical supplies intended for suffering soldiers will make a story that will shock the world!
Unfortunately for you, this is one story you will never write. Put a gag in her mouth!
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serials were never known for great acting, writing or much of anything else. However there are exceptions to the rule, and this is one of them. The plot may not be the freshest, and the nazis are about as stereotypical as they come, but some of the ideas that the writers came up with are quite amusing. I especially enjoyed the fake German graveyard in Morocco loaded with explosives. Also, predictable as every fight scene is, the stunt coordinators and cameramen went out of their way to let everything look just a little bit different (my dad's got about forty serials, and Manhunt has by far the best fights of any of them, it's also in the top five for most amusing cliffhangers). No other serial has the actors fighting at the camera (pardon the grammar, but there's no other way to put it). The sets are also quite remarkable in that a large number of items are placed around for the actors to use. Again don't be looking for a great story or good acting. Just sit back and enjoy what passed for gratuitous violence in the 1940s. It's definitely a winner.
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