A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.
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 Britt Reid / ... (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Kato (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Lenore Case (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lloyd Gough ...
 Mike Axford (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Brooke ...
 D.A. Frank Scanlon (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Britt Reid, daring young owner/publisher of "The Daily Sentinel," dons a mask and fights crime as The Green Hornet. While the police and public believe the Hornet to be a ruthless criminal, the District Attorney knows Reid's secret identity, and welcomes his assistance in fighting racketeers and criminals. Also assisting Reid in his crusade are his secretary, Lenore Case, and his faithful valet, Kato, who is a kung fu expert and who drives the sleek "Black Beauty," the Hornet's well armed car. Written by Leonard R. Cleavelin <s967701@umslvma.umsl.edu>

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9 September 1966 (USA)  »

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(26 episodes) | (movie)

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1.33 : 1
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In the radio version of the show, the character of Frank Scanlon was the police commissioner. However, since Batman (1966) already had a the character of Commissioner Gordon, it was decided to make Scanlon the district attorney to avoid confusion with the other show. See more »

Goofs

A mistake which runs throughout all Green Hornet incarnations is pronouncing the Japanese name Kato as Kayto rather than the correct Kahto. See more »

Quotes

The Green Hornet: [taking routine inventory on his gadgetry before cruising into action] Hornet gun... check. Hornet sting... check. Let's roll, Kato!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) See more »

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Surprisingly high production value
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just because the main characters (Notice the plural) are wearing masks doesn't mean that the program is camp. This is the show that introduced the martial arts legend Bruce Lee to the world, and he probably was the first actor that made people think "Gee I didn't know human beings can move like that". I mean seeing Lee for the first time had that much shock value to the audience, and the attraction of the show had much to do with what's Lee going to do this week ? But I'd like to point out the superb acting that was done by Van Williams too. He looked so good as the main character, and he had a chameleon like method acting capability that made his acting fit the scene's mood perfectly every time. If he was British, I wouldn't be surprised if he was recruited to play James Bond after Sean Connery. Keeping in mind that this was a 30 minute show made in the '60s, this series still scores high in its production value. I would say that it's right up there with other '60s popular action show such as Mission Impossible. The only regret is that this show didn't last longer than a season. Audiences wanted more but for some odd reason, it was canned. They should have made at least two more seasons followed by a movie. I would say that it was a monumental blunder on the network's part to not see what a dynamite show they had in hand. Bruce Lee and Van Williams' talent should have been exploited to its max with this show and who knows what other shows they might have stared in.


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