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The Crimson Ghost (1946)

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A criminal mastermind known as The Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical current on the planet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Quigley ...
Linda Stirling ...
Diana Farnsworth
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Louis Ashe
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Dr. Blackton [Ch. 11]
Kenne Duncan ...
Dr. Chambers [Chs. 1-2, 8]
Forrest Taylor ...
Prof. Van Wyck
Emmett Vogan ...
Anderson [Chs. 1-4]
Sam Flint ...
Maxwell
Joseph Forte ...
Prof. Parker (as Joe Forte)
Stanley Price ...
Count Fator [Chs. 11-12]
Wheaton Chambers ...
Wilson [Ch. 1]
Tom Steele ...
Henchman Stricker [Chs. 4, 7, 9]
Dale Van Sickel ...
Henchman Harte [Chs. 6-7]
Rex Lease ...
Bain
Fred Graham ...
Snyder [Chs. 1-2] / Zane [Ch. 8]
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Storyline

The Crimson Ghost---attired in black hood and cloak, skull mask and surgical gloves---skulks to an abandoned mansion and informs his henchmen, Louis Ashe (Clayton Moore) and Bain (Rex Lease),of his plans to seize the Cyclotrode, a device invented by Dr. Chambers (Kenne Duncan), that is designed to detect-and-repeal atomic bomb attacks. The Crimson Ghost intends to use the Cyclotrode as an offensive weapon for sabotage and extortion via its ability to stop any electrically-controlled mechanism. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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AN AMAZING ANSWER TO THE ATOMIC BOMB! (original print ad -all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

26 October 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyclotrode X  »

Box Office

Budget:

$137,912 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (colorized)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter 1 - The Trap That Failed Chapter 11 - Double Murder Chapter 12 - The Invisible Trail See more »

Goofs

An important plot point is Duncan's trailing the crooks to their underground hideout using a concealed TV camera in a getaway car. But Duncan has already been to the hideout in a previous chapter when the kidnapped inventor is accidentally killed while saving Duncan from a death ray. This renders the rigged escape and trailing bit meaningless. See more »

Quotes

The Crimson Ghost: We've been tricked by cleverness!
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Connections

Edited into J-Men Forever (1979) See more »

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atomic maniac plots destruction!
8 December 2003 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

During the 30's,40's,and 50's,republic pictures was known and remembered as the studio that produced some of the greatest action serials of all time!.In the"crimson ghost",a scientific maniac wearing a skull mask and a red robe steals an atomic device called the cyclotrode,which can stop cars,planes,and any electrical device,after it's inventor(kenne duncan) is kiddnapped and killed,a criminologist(charles quigley) and his female assistant(linda sterling) risk their lives through 12 chapters of action packed thrills to stop this maniac from building a larger cyclotrode and bring him to justice!there are many fight scenes and the music score is great too!(for the serial buffs,most of the music in this film is used from republic pictures mysterious doctor satan and dick tracy's g men)this film also stars clayton moore who is later known for playing the lone ranger. this is a great serial to watch for the serial buffs and for anyone who enjoys action,


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