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
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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 »
The Crimson Ghost is a criminal mind whose identity is unknown to anyone. He attempts to acquire a 'death-ray' device known as the 'cyclotrode'. C.G. orders henchmen to take the machine, or components of it. He communicates by radio; his minions wear a 'death-collar'. The collar compels obedience or death; C.G. may send a radio signal to activate the collar killing the wearer. Death also occurs if the collar is removed; it is booby-trapped. Duncan and Diana thwart C.G's. plans in every chapter (every 20 minutes in the long version); C.G. knows every move made with the development of the cyclotrode. It all balances out. Listen carefully to the dialogue--can you detect the voice of the 'Lone Ranger'?
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