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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]
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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]
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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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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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26 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Cyclotrode X  »

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$137,912 (estimated)
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(12 episodes) | (colorized)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Duncan and Diana drive a 46 Buick. The Crimson Ghost drives a 35 Packard. 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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Edited into J-Men Forever (1979) See more »

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25 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got this for Christmas (today), and it's great. The plot doesn't make much sense, the acting is barely acceptable, and the production values are "budget", but my kids and I think that it's a hoot. The story is something about a villain in a skull mask and a ray that will disable electrical equipment, but who cares? It's really about the square-jawed scientist and his beautiful and plucky assistant dashing about risking death to bring the master criminal to justice, with constant fight scenes (filmed at a slower rate so that people move with astonishing speed onscreen) and cliffhanging endings.

There are plenty of unintentionally funny moments, too, as when the gang leader's right-hand-thug (played by Clayton Moore, eventually to be the TV version of The Lone Ranger) returns with a piece of equipment and the leader hisses that it's a "cheap decoy" (as if it looks any cheaper than anything else on the set). If you think that you might like it, you will, and if you think that you'll hate it, you're probably right about that, too.


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