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The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)

Approved | | Adventure | 25 April 1944 (USA)
An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.

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Cast

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Jim Hudson
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Bosun Higgins
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Herman Brock [Chs. 3-13]
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Dr. Hauss
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Dr. Miller
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Bill Hudson [Chs. 3-13]
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'Grit' Hartman [Chs. 4-13]
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Captain Greeder [Chs. 1-3]
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Brandon [Chs. 3-13]
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Agent Dunn, Posing as Trapper [Ch. 1] (as Jack Clifford)
William Ruhl ...
Agent Grey, Posing as Trapper [Chs. 1-2]
Perc Launders ...
Haegle, Fake Marshal [Ch.4]
Edward Gargan ...
Kurtz [Chs. 4-13]
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Eskimo Chief [Ch. 2-4]
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An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.

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25 April 1944 (USA)  »

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The Great Northern Mystery  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. Shipwrecked Among Icebergs 2. Thundering Doom 3. Battle in the Clouds 4. Masked Muredr 5. The Bridge of Disaster 6. Shattering Doom 7. Crashing Timbers 9. Hurtling Through Space 10. Tricked by a Booby Trap 11. The Tunnel of Terror 12. Electrocuted 13. The Moomerang See more »

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Edited from White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) See more »

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Okay serial, more plot and characters than usual.
1 December 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Okay Universal serial is interesting for casting, such as "slow burn" 2nd banana Edgar Kennedy as the sidekick, Milburn Stone (Doc on Gunsmoke) as the action lead, and dependable Nazi Martin Kosleck as one of the baddies. Anthony Warde is his usual menacing self, and Marjorie Weaver is lovely, as is the uncredited blonde secretary. An abundance of stock footage and cheezy special effects, but hey---you've gotta suspend your disbelief for most serials anyway. Just the thing for a long winter evening.


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