Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »
"Dick Barton at Bay" (1950) is bad, and that supplies whatever entertainment value it has. Mercifully, it is only about 65 minutes long. The plot is simply awful. Early on, Don Stoddard as Dick Barton knows that one of the bad guys has three fingers. Lo and behold, while he and his sidekick are st some food establishment, he sees a man with three fingers who leads them to the lair of the gang that has stolen a ray gun that destroys aircraft. This is only one of several very large plot holes.
The acting does not compensate, being quite inept. Patrick McNee appears at the very beginning before being bumped off. There are some fights that are staged incredibly badly.
The print is sometimes very clear and at other places very grainy.
This definitely falls far, far short of a really good serial which it, in a way, emulates.
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