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The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 26 October 1946 (USA)
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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Diana Farnsworth
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Louis Ashe
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Dr. Blackton [Ch. 11]
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Dr. Chambers [Chs. 1-2, 8]
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Prof. Van Wyck
Emmett Vogan ...
Anderson [Chs. 1-4]
Sam Flint ...
Maxwell
Joseph Forte ...
Prof. Parker (as Joe Forte)
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Count Fator [Chs. 11-12]
Wheaton Chambers ...
Wilson [Ch. 1]
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Henchman Stricker [Chs. 4, 7, 9]
Dale Van Sickel ...
Henchman Harte [Chs. 6-7]
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Bain
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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-repel 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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26 October 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyclotrode X  »

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Budget:

$137,912 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (colorized)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter 6 - Mystery of the Mountain 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 »

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The Crimson Ghost: We've been tricked by cleverness!
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Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) See more »

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an old gem
14 February 2001 | by (columbus ohio) – See all my reviews

very good serial. a lot of suspense and (for the time, hey, even now they will hold up) fast paced fight scenes, and a fast paced story. Buy this serial (but try to find your copy in black and white) and have fun with this classic.


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