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Captain America (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 5 February 1944 (USA)
Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

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J.C. Henley [Chs. 6-8]
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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

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BLAZING ACROSS THE SCREEN IN A SERIAL OF REAL LIFE ADVENTURES! (original print ad-all caps)


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5 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of Captain America  »

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$222,906 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(15 chapters)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1944, Dick Purcell died of heart failure, just five months after shooting of the serial finished. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the serial, the word "Mayan" is pronounced "MAY-an" instead of the correct "MY-an." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Scarab: This is the voice of the Scarab, Wilson. I command you to drive your car over the cliff!
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Referenced in Mad: Average-ers/Legend of Dora (2012) See more »

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A typical serial for the time.
1 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

While this serial is action packed and entertaining, it doesn't offer anything new or original.They basically just put the generic hero in a Captain America costume with no explanation why.This version of Captain America is a district attorney who carries a gun,because that makes sense.He uses the gun as Cap too and I really like that.He shoots and kills people, that's what America is all about.The story is about The Scarab, a secretly evil scientist who is killing other scientists.He keeps stealing weapons that can destroy buildings and Cap has to save the day.The first episode is 25 minutes but the rest are 12-15 minutes with 3 minutes from the previous episode.I'm sure a 3 minute recap is nice if you saw the last episode 7 days ago but when you watch them all at once, it's quite annoying.This is only for fans of the old serials.Captain America fans will be extremely disappointed.


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