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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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FOR THE FIRST TIME!...An amazing answer to the atomic bomb explodes in a blaze of serial super-action! (original print ad) See more »


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Release Date:

26 October 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyclotrode X  »

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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 3 - The Fatal Sacrifice 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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Referenced in Dazed and Confused (1993) See more »

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Not the well written, but I think it's great
26 May 2003 | by (hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

In this edition, with all the episodes condensed onto one tape, it's pretty obvious that many of the cliff-hangers are resolved the same way. If the car crashes, or explodes, or goes off a cliff, the next episode starts with the same event, but this time we see a scene where the hero hops out the door just in time. Pretty cheap.

Well the Crimson Ghost is a very bad man and I guess wants to take over the world or something. More people will know him as The Misfits logo than this villain and I think they might enjoy him in action. I enjoyed almost the whole serial, but found the end all too sudden, at least in the "movie version" I bought.


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