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Writers:
Franklin Adreon (original screenplay)
Basil Dickey (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 January 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
GRIPPING With ACTION...GREAT With EXCITEMENT...World-Famous G-Men hold you spellbound in the most smashing serial you've ever seen! See more »
Plot:
G-Man and a female detective sergeant pursue racketeers, unaware that her police commissioner is actually a gang boss altered by plastic surgery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Am I Seeing Double? See more (2 total) »

Cast

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Clayton Moore ... Agent Ted O'Hara

Roy Barcroft ... Vic Murkland / Commissioner Angus Cameron
Ramsay Ames ... Frances Blake
Gil Frye ... Duke Graham (as Drew Allen)
Tom Steele ... John Parker (Lanky Thug) [Chs. 2, 6] / Gifford [Ch. 7] / Jack [Ch. 11]
Dale Van Sickel ... Fred Brent (Thug) [Ch. 1-2] / Slocum (Thug) [Ch. 7] / Bud [Ch. 8] / Gill [Ch. 9] / Wilkins [Ch. 12]
Edmund Cobb ... R.J. Cook
Stanley Price ... Robert 'Doc' Benson
Jack O'Shea ... Slater - Benson's Aide
Barry Brooks ... George (Orderly) [Ch. 8]
Douglas Aylesworth ... Det. Hayden (as Doug Aylesworth)
Frank O'Connor ... Dist. Atty. MacLain [Ch. 12]
Dian Fauntelle ... MIss Stewart [Ch. 3]
Eddie Acuff ... 'Fiddler' - Used Car Salesman [Chs.3-4]
Ken Terrell ... Kelsey (Thug) [Ch. 1] / Joe (Camera Thug) [Ch. 6] / Henchman Joe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Barron ... Garson - Tunnel Detonator Thug [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
John Crawford ... Duke - Dictaphone Boobytrap Thug [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Henchman Kramer [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
Arvon Dale ... Moore - Fur-Truck Driver [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
George Douglas ... Prison Ward Room Guard [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Duke Green ... Nichols - Museum Thug [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
James Linn ... Bailey - Payroll Messener [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Hodge - Cook's Killer [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Staley - Trent's Pal in Apartment Looting [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ... Al - Arresting Officer [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... 2nd Joe - Bomber Pilot Thug [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Finch - Welder Thug [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... Hinkey - Finch's Pal [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Matty Roubert ... Shipyard Foreman [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... Trent - Apartment Thug [Ch. 3] / Vance - Motorcycle Thug [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Morgan - Roadblock Officer [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
Glenn Turner ... Dorsey - Laundry Trustee [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Phil Warren ... Special Deputy Roberts [Ch.9] (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ... Det. Baxter [Ch. 11] (uncredited)

Robert J. Wilke ... Steele - Phony Detective [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Foy - Motorcycle Thug [Ch. 1] (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Brannon 
Yakima Canutt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franklin Adreon  original screenplay
Basil Dickey  original screenplay
Jesse Duffy  original screenplay
Sol Shor  original screenplay

Produced by
M.J. Frankovich .... associate producer (as Mike Frankovich)
 
Original Music by
Mort Glickman (uncredited)
Ernest Gold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
John MacBurnie (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cliff Bell Sr. 
Sam Starr 
 
Art Direction by
Frank Arrigo 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Peggy Gray .... hair styles supervisor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Roy Wade .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Garry A. Harris .... sound
Mandine Rogne .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
 
Stunts
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt double: Clayton Moore [Chs. 1, 6], Drew Allen & Roy Barcroft (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double: Drew Allen [Chs. 1, 6] & Clayton Moore (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Thackery .... process photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Murray Seldeen .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mort Glickman .... musical director
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
167 min (12 chapters)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #12534)

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Trivia:
Chapter Titles: - 1. Death Rides the Torrent - 2. The Flaming Doll House - 3. Code Six-Four-Five - 4. Shipyard Saboteurs - 5. The Dead Man Speaks - 6. Marked Money - 7. Hot Cargo - 8. The Fatal Letter - 9. The Death Wind - 10.The Innocent Victim - 11.Counter-Plot - 12.ExposedSee more »
Quotes:
[Frances Blake, a female detective, has been assigned to assist O'Hara]
Frances Blake:Where do I fit in, Mr. O'Hara?
Agent Ted O'Hara:How'd you like to be my wife?
Frances Blake:[puzzled] We haven't known each other very long... What inducements have you to offer?
Agent Ted O'Hara:The capturing of Vic Murkland.
Frances Blake:You've won yourself a wife, Mr. O'Hara.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Code 645 (1966) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Am I Seeing Double?, 8 September 2005
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"G-Men Never Forget" is another exciting serial from the serial factory, Republic Pictures. It was co-directed by Fred C. Brannon and veteran stunt man Yakima Canutt. With Canutt directing the fight scenes, we get to see Republic's stunt men performing at the top of their game.

This serial gives Republic's busiest villain, Roy Barcroft a dual role, one on either side of the law. It also stars Clayton Moore as G-Man Ted O'Hara just a year before he donned the mask of The Lone Ranger for TV.

The story has racketeer Vic Murkland (Barcroft) escaping prison. He goes to the Benson Sanitarium where his cohort Doc Benson (Stanley Price) performs plastic surgery on his face to make him look identical to Police Commissioner Cameron (Barcroft again). Murkland's henchmen led by Duke Graham (Drew Allen) kidnap Cameron allowing Murkland to take his place at police headquarters. From there he directs his protection racket.

Federal agent Ted O'Hara (Moore) has been trying to re-capture Murkland but is unaware of Murkland's masquerade. Police Sergeant Frances Blake (Ramsay Ames)is assigned to assist O'Hara. After surviving the stock serial cliff hanger chapter endings, O'Hara and Blake discover an information leak in the Commissioner's office and..............

Republic's three top stunt men, Tom Steele, Dale Van Sickel and David Sharpe are evident in all of the picture's action sequences, in fact they appear in one or more small parts as Murkland henchmen. As in most serials of the period, this one borrows heavily from stock footage. For example, the tunnel sequence and the motorcycle over the cliff sequence are taken from the 1939 serial "Daredevils of the Red Circle". And yes, that shot of the edge of a cliff just before the vehicle goes over is in there too. And nobody could jump out of a speeding car or roll out of danger in the nick of time better than Clayton Moore.

Others in the cast are Edmund Cobb as industrialist R.J. Cook, Jack O'Shea as Benson's assistant and Eddie Acuff as Fiddler the car dealer. And watch for the brief early appearance of Robert J. Wilke as a phony cop.

Great action.

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