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The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West (1947)

Approved | | Action, Crime | 22 May 1947 (USA)
The Vigilante, a masked government agent, is assigned to investigate the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", a cursed string of rare blood red pearls sought by a gang led by the unknown X-1 that may have been smuggled into the country.

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The Vigilante, a masked government agent, is assigned to investigate the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", a cursed string of rare blood red pearls sought by a gang led by the unknown X-1 that may have been smuggled into the country.

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THUNDERING TENSION! LIGHTNING ACTION! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Mystiriodis ekdikitis  »

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(15 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The hero of this serial is the Golden Age Vigilante; the second Vigilante, Adrian Chase, was a lawyer who took to fighting criminals after his family was slain by gangsters, and who took his own life after his true identity was revealed on national TV. See more »

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Action was slow but enjoyable
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot was interesting and unique. However, it was stretched thin and some chapters dragged. 12 chapters would have been better than 15. Ralph Byrd was rather wooden in the title role and a slightly younger actor like Kane Richmond or Clayton Moore would have been preferable. Ramsey Ames was great as the heroine. I thoroughly enjoyed her singing. The comic book Vigilante was a country and western singer. It's too bad that more country music was not featured as it might have made the serial move faster. Lyle Talbot was adequate as the villain but Charles Middleton would have been better. The sidekick Stuff did not provide the comic relief that is typical of most sidekicks. George Offerman,Jr.was no Smiley Burnette.


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