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Director:
Writer:
Ronald Davidson (written by)
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Release Date:
10 May 1950 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
SUSPENSE CHARGED SERIAL THRILLS!...As The Monster Ruler Wreaks His Mad Vengeance Upon All Who Dare To Defy Him! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers. | Add synopsis »
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And on, and on, and on, and on See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Richard Webb ... Lane Carson
Aline Towne ... Carol Richards
Lane Bradford ... Burton
Stanley Price ... The Phantom Ruler
John Crawford ... Harris
George Meeker ... Harry Long
Keith Richards ... Doctor [Ch.12]
Dale Van Sickel ... Otto Wagner / 'Frank Martin' [Chs. 1, 10]
Tom Steele ... Bill 'Mack' Haines [Chs. 5,10]
Marshall Reed ... MacDuff, Roadblock Cop [Chs.1, 7-9]
Forrest Burns ... Joe, Watchman [Ch.5]
Eddie Parker ... Stoner, Barn Henchman[Ch.9] (as Ed Parker)
Frank O'Connor ... Hogan [Ch.5]
Charles Regan ... Art (as Chas Regan)
Charles Sullivan ... Grogarty, Squad Car Cop [Chs.7-8]
Howard M. Mitchell ... Second Garage Watchman [Ch.7] (as Howard Mitchell)
Bud Wolfe ... Harding, Henchman [Ch.8]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Evans ... James Hunter [Chs. 1, 3, 7, 12] (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Kirk, Body-Shop Henchman [Ch.11] (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Mr. Moore [Chs.8-9] (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Henry Miller [Chs. 1, 8, 12] (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Warren Madison (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... Crooked Watchman [Ch.2] (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... Dirk - Dynamite Thug [Ch.6] (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Sam, Thug-Truck Driver [Chs.4-5] (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... Gates, Cop in Cave [Ch.7] (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... 3rd Garage Watchman [Chs. 3-4] / 2nd Armored Car Guard [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
Mark Strong ... Bank Watchman [Ch.1] (uncredited)
Duke Taylor ... Second Roadblock Cop [Ch.1] (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Al, Decoy & Dumptruck Thug [Chs. 5, 7] (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Kern, Henchman [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)
George Volk ... Second Armored Car Guard [Ch.11] (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Brannon 
 
Writing credits
Ronald Davidson (written by)

Produced by
Franklin Adreon .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
Ellis W. Carter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cliff Bell Sr.  (as Cliff Bell)
Sam Starr 
 
Art Direction by
Fred A. Ritter 
 
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
Lewis T. Rosso .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bert LeBaron .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt double: Richard Webb (uncredited)
Duke Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Teague .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double: George Meeker & Roy Gordon (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Thackery .... process photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
R. Dale Butts .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joseph Dubin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mort Glickman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jerry Roberts .... musical director (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nathan Scott .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Earl Johnson .... dog trainer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
167 min (12 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chapter Titles: 1. Slaves of the Phantom 2. The Acid Clue 3. The Death Car 4. Hightway Holocaust 5. Bridge to Eternity 6. Ordeal by Fire 7. Murder Train 8. Window of Peril 9. Trail to Destruction 10.High Voltage Danger 11.Death's Highway 12.The Phantom Meets JusticeSee more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Although 'Charles Regan' is listed in screen and press cast, he did not appear in this film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Slaves of the Invisible Monster (1966) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
And on, and on, and on, and on, 31 August 2000
Author: dls-3 from Toronto, Canada

WOW!!! I have never seen such a slugfest. And the interesting thing is the both the hero, Richard Webb and the bad guys, Lane Bradford and John Crawford just keep taking a licking and keep on ticking. There are more punches thrown in the 12 chapters than in a heavyweight championship match. There are also more people being tossed around and wrestled to the ground than in a championship wrestling match. Within minutes, after our hero has been pummeled senseless, he is back chasing the bad guys.

I never saw any serials in the movies as I was growing up, but to me it would be very frustrating to see about 15 to 20 minutes of film and the last scene of the chapter has our hero in some dire life and death situation. If I had seen this in the movies, I would have to wait at least a week to find out how our hero Lane Carlson (the future Captain Midnight) was able to survive the ordeal and come back with a vengeance in the next chapter to try and apprehend the bad guys.

Thanks to video, I don't have to wait a week, or even an hour. It just depends on what mood I'm in and that determines whether I can sit through the "excitement" of the next chapter.

It was very interesting to see John Hamilton (the future Perry White of Superman) in this movie, even though he had a bit part.

All in all, the movie is interesting enough to hold my attention for all 12 chapters. I think I'll save it for a rainy day. Bring on the popcorn please.

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