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The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 24 December 1940 (USA)
A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Britt Reid / Green Hornet
... Michael Axford
... Lenore Case
... Kato
... Lowery - a Reporter
... Boss Crogan (as Pierre Watkins)
... Bordine - a Gangster
... Tauer - Chief Gangster
... Joe Dolan - Henchman (as Joe A. Devlin)
... Don DeLuca - Henchman
... Frances Grayson / Stella Merja
Jay Michael ... Foranti - Construction Racketeer
Charles Miller ... George K. Otterson
... Gloria Manning (as Jeanne Kelly)
Irving Mitchell ... Breedon
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Storyline

Wealthy publisher Britt Reid and his trusted Asian servant disguise themselves as the super-hero The Green Hornet and his faithful servant Kato as they battle the growing power of a ruthless secret crime organization that deals with foreign powers. The identity of the syndicate's leader remains a mystery. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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24 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Avispón Verde vuelve al ataque  »

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(15 episodes)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The background music often uses Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (as it is in the Smurfs). It also frequently employs Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer's Night Dream. As the Green Hornet and Kato prepare for a mission, the music quotes the opening bars of Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice. See more »

Goofs

In Chapter 10, wildcat oil driller John Fulton tells Reid that he borrowed $25,000 on a short term note to help fund the project. The note was held by Theodore Cain, a financier tied to the syndicate. In the Foreword to Chapter 11, the summary incorrectly states that Fulton's note was for $10,000. See more »

Quotes

Britt Reid: [Ch. 2] Tonight the Green Hornet strikes again!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits consist of daggers, bullets, planes and blackjacks. See more »

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Follows The Green Hornet (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wearing of the Green
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Anonymous Irish ballad (1798)
Instrumental version played as theme for Axford
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Okay but not great serial.
3 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Not to be taken at one sitting. Spread out over a week or two it is much easier to get involved. Some good characters, plot that is not too nonsensical. Head bad guy Watkin went on to be Perry White in the Superman serials. Keye Luke affects an oriental accent he didn't have. Comic highlight (unintentional) is Ferronti, the gangster in the last couple of chapters, who is a walking greasy cliche. All in all, fair Universal product. Don't pay more than ten bucks for it, tho...


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