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Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Action | 24 July 1952 (USA)
Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ... See full summary »

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William Case / The Leader
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Olaf (as Don Harvey)
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Stanislaus / Boris
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Weaver Levy ...
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Bork
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Aller
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Dyke
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Dr. J. Rolph [Chs. 4-7]
Rory Mallinson ...
Hodge [Chs. 11-14]
Frank Ellis ...
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Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ever they find it. In this movie, they are battling a group of spies and saboteurs bent on destroying democracy. The Blackhawks foil a succession of plots, with a cliff hanger ending in each episode. Written by Dan Thompson

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Based on the Blackhawks Comic Magazine by Reed Crandall and Charles Guidera (all original posters and print ads) See more »

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Adventure | Action

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(15 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Blackhawk was a creation of the Late Will Eisner for Quality Comics, which was later bought out by DC Comics. According to the "Who's Who In The DC Universe" update, Blachawk's real name is Janos Prohaska, sometimes said to be Polish, other times said to be US-born. He's the leader of the seven-man Blackhawks team, a group of WW2 ace pilots who travel the world combating evil. See more »

Goofs

Chapter nine: In the fight with Laska's men, Blackhawk"s sleeve is torn under his left arm. Under the escaping gas, no torn sleeve. In chapter 10, you can get a better view of no torn sleeve. See more »

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Should Have been better
20 March 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Blackhawk was one of my favorite comic book characters as a child and this serial was eagerly awaited when announced that it was coming. We were all a little disappointed with the results. The lack of flying action was surprising and the planes were very ordinary. Kirk Allyn and John Crawford were great as the two lead Blackhawks but the casting of the others was off. This serial is average at best but probably good for Columbia. Sam Katzman definitely saved a few bucks by using the same locations over and over.


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