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10 May 1950 (USA) See more »
SUSPENSE CHARGED SERIAL THRILLS!...As The Monster Ruler Wreaks His Mad Vengeance Upon All Who Dare To Defy Him! (original poster) See more »
Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers. | Add synopsis »
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  (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]

Forest Burns ... Joe, Watchman [Ch.5] (as Forrest Burns)

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
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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167 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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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 »
Continuity: As Chapter 3 begins, Webb and Towne are driving the same 1941 Ford convertible we first saw in Chapter 1, but as the chase ensues, they are now driving a 1940 Ford convertible, which has a much different radiator and headlight assembly.See more »
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9 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Commies!, 3 May 2005
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

The actual story of this as it develops is so ordinary that it is a waste of time: one fist fight after another. The situations are indefensibly unimaginative.

Its the premise of the thing that's interesting. I'll give it to you here so you don't have to watch this.

There's a master criminal bent on taking over the country. He has a "chemical" from some unknown foreign country. Anything coated with this is invisible when illuminated with a certain lamp. This two part system leads to the amazing improbably: the bad guy can skulk about unseen if his accomplice keeps a light shown on him from a truck. But the beam is narrow, so the accomplice has to move it to barely cover the skulker. So how does he know where to point the beam?

The commie metaphor is extended. The bad guy has a group of helpers that are illegally smuggled into this country. They are clearly European. He places them in positions where they can spy and steal unknown to their blind employers. Though they aren't literally invisible as the boss would make them eventually (if he could only get enough of that chemical!) they are virtually so. No employer suspects until it is too late.

This is much like "Federal Agents vs. the Underworld" (which preceded it) in most respects.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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