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Federal Operator 99 (1945)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  7 July 1945 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview:
Marten Lamont ...
Helen Talbot ...
George J. Lewis ...
Lorna Gray ...
Hal Taliaferro ...
LeRoy Mason ...
William Stevens ...
Agent Fred Martin (as Bill Stevens)
Maurice Cass ...
Kernan Cripps ...
Elaine Lange ...
Frank Jaquet ...
Forrest Taylor ...
Jay Novello ...
Heinrick [Ch. 2]
Tom London ...
Prof. Crawford [Chs. 5-6]
Jack Ingram ...
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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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PULSE-POUNDING ADVENTURE...BREAT-TAKING THRILLS! See more »


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7 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mystikos praktor 99  »

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(12 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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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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