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Federal Operator 99 (1945)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 7 July 1945 (USA)
Crime lord Jim Belmont escapes FBI custody and begins a reign of thievery that is thwarted at every turn by Jerry Blake, the FBI's Operator 99.

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Marten Lamont ...
Helen Talbot ...
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Hal Taliaferro ...
LeRoy Mason ...
William Stevens ...
Agent Fred Martin (as Bill Stevens)
Maurice Cass ...
Kernan Cripps ...
Elaine Lange ...
Frank Jaquet ...
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Heinrick [Ch. 2]
Tom London ...
Prof. Crawford [Chs. 5-6]
Jack Ingram ...
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Storyline

Crime lord Jim Belmont escapes FBI custody and begins a reign of thievery that is thwarted at every turn by Jerry Blake, the FBI's Operator 99.

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A SUPER-SLEUTH COMBATS A MENACING CRIME WAVE WITH THE SCIENTIFIC METHODS OF TOMORROW! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

7 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agente Federal 99  »

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Technical Specs

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(12 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Case of the Crown Jewels


  • 2. The Case of the Stolen Ransom


  • 3. The Case of the Lawful Counterfeit


  • 4. The Case of the Telephone Code


  • 5. The Case of the Missing Expert


  • 6. The Case of the Double Trap


  • 7. The Case of the Golden Car


  • 8. The Case of the Invulnerable Criminal


  • 9. The Case of the Torn Blueprint


  • 10.The Case of the Hidden Witness


  • 11.The Case of the Stradivarius


  • 12.The Case of the Musical Clue


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Goofs

Chapter two: Jerry Blake bails out of the airplane over an open field, but lands in a wooded area. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening and next weeks chapters are displayed as case file folders. See more »

Connections

Edited into F.B.I. 99 (1966) See more »

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Superb action segments; weak chapter endings
5 March 2001 | by (Berlin, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Federal Operator 99 has some of the best fight and actions scenes from any of the Republic serials of the era. This is an excellent example of using sound stages as "warehouses" with almost no props to stage a two and three level fight scene. Both Tom Steele and Dale Van Sickle are at the height of their athletic ability in this serial that stars a realatively unknown, Marten Lamont. The chapter endings, however, are among some of the weakest and contrived by the Republic studios. It is hard to accept some of them given it is a serial.


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