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Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 29 January 1949 (USA)
The female leader of an international crime ring steals a valuable artifact that can give her the power to control men's minds. Federal agents are dispatched to get it back and stop her evil plans.

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Insp. David Worth
Rosemary La Planche ...
Laura Keith
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Spade Gordon
Carol Forman ...
Nila
James Dale ...
Agent Steve Evans
Bruce Edwards ...
Prof. Paul Williams [Chs. 1-6]
James Craven ...
Prof. James Clayton [Chs. 1, 10-12]
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Frank Chambers [Ch. 8]
Tom Steele ...
Henchman Grey [Chs. 1-3] / Pilot Haskell [Chs. 4-5] / Henchman Larkin [Chs. 7-8] / Native #1[Ch. 11-12]
Dale Van Sickel ...
Henchman Mac / False Prof. Graves [Chs. 6-7] / Cave guard #1[Ch. 11]
Jack O'Shea ...
Ali [Chs. 1, 10-12]
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Det. O'Hara [Ch. 9]
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Zod, Pursuit Plane Pilot [Chs. 10-11] (as Bob Wilke)
Robert St. Angelo ...
Native #3 [Ch. 11]
Dave Anderson ...
Porter [Ch. 9]
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The female leader of an international crime ring steals a valuable artifact that can give her the power to control men's minds. Federal agents are dispatched to get it back and stop her evil plans.

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A WHIRLWIND OF ACTION-PACKED SERIAL THRILLS! (original poster - all caps)

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Crime | Drama

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29 January 1949 (USA)  »

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Crime Fighters vs. Underworld, Inc.  »

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$156,120 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Golden Hands 2. Criminal's Lair 3. Death in Disguise 4. Fatal Evidence 5. The Trapped Conspirator 6. Wheels of Disaster 7. The Hidden Key 8. The Enemy's Mouthpiece 9. The Stolen Hand 10.Unmasked 11.Tombs of the Ancients 12.The Curse of Kurigal See more »

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Edited into Golden Hands of Kurigal (1966) See more »

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Okay plot, great cast
19 June 2000 | by (Scranton, PA) – See all my reviews

The plot and action sequences of this serial are average for a latter-day Republic serial, but the nifty cast lifts it above the ordinary. Kirk "Superman" Alyn is very good in the action lead, Rosemary LaPlanche is fine as the heroine,and the dependable James Dale is a sturdy sidekick. In the villain's camp, the ubiquitous Roy Barcroft is superb, as always, and Carol Forman is menacing as the head of Underworld Inc., Nila. She also semi-reprises her role as The Spider Lady, in the Superman serial. Among the supporting cast are sometimes-serial lead Bruce Edwards (THE BLACK WIDOW), and James Craven. Marshal Reed and Tristam Coffin, who have both starred in other serials, have small parts as a police detective and a lawyer, respectively. As for the plot, which involves an Arab treasure, most of it is fairly standard stuff, but there is one unique (I think) twist that really comes as a surprise. This is a good serial, and Republic aficiandos should check it out.


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