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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Two Black Beauty cars were built from 440-CID 1966 Chrysler Imperials. After restyling with steel panels and a custom grille, each was painted with black lacquer and fitted with custom wheels. When the series ended, both were sent on tour. After that one was sold to a studio employee and the other was sold to a private collector. There were only two cars built for the series and both are around today. One in the Petersen Museum in LA and the other is in a private collection in South Carolina. See more »

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

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Narrator: Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty. On Police records a wanted criminal, Green Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner-publisher of the Daily Sentinel, his dual identity known only to his secretary and to the district attorney. And now, to protect the rights and lives of decent citizens, rides THE GREEN HORNET."
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Yet, another cool show from the makers of Batman.
27 April 2000 | by (Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)) – See all my reviews

Like it's predecessor Batman, The Green Hornet was a campy and funny show. Van Williams did an excellent job as he played Britt Reid aka The Green Hornet. The best character was Kato, played by Bruce Lee. I've heard that during the filming, Bruce Lee was going too fast with his slick karate moves that the filmmakers had to play his fight scenes on slow. But that Mike Axford character in this show was such a wimp!

Instead of the silly villains of Batman, The Green Hornet and Kato fought organized crime. Even though it was more of a serious format, I've never failed to see any humor in this show. I've always watched this for laughs as well. Van Williams is the only surviving cast member of this show. Also you could see him play a small part in "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" as a Green Hornet producer. Another great film.

Unfortunately, this show only had 2 seasons. Batman and The Green Hornet have some things in common as TV shows, but not everything. They're both good shows. And like Batman, this was popular for a while too, until it faded away.


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