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Sea Raiders (1941)

The Dead End Kids go after a gang known as the Sea Raiders, which is sinking Allied shipping.

Directors:

Ford Beebe, John Rawlins

Writers:

Clarence Upson Young (original screenplay), Paul Huston (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Halop ... Billy Adams
Huntz Hall ... Toby Nelson
Gabriel Dell ... Bilge
Bernard Punsly ... Butch
Hal E. Chester Hal E. Chester ... Swab (as Hally Chester)
Joe Recht Joe Recht ... Lug
William Hall ... Brack Warren
John McGuire ... Tom Adams
Mary Field ... Aggie Nelson
Edward Keane ... Elliott Carlton [Chs. 1-7]
Marcia Ralston ... Leah Carlton
Reed Hadley ... Carl Tonjes
Stanley Blystone ... Capt. Olaf Nelson
Richard Alexander ... Jenkins
Ernie Adams ... Zeke - Skipper of the 'Mary Lou'
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Storyline

The Sea Raiders, a band of foreign agents, led by Carl Tonjes and Elliott Carlton, blow up a freighter on which Billy Adams and Toby Nelson are stowaways, seeking to avoid Brack Warren, a harbor patrol officer assigned to guard a new type of torpedo boat built by Billy's brother, Tom Adams. Intended targets or not, getting blown up does not set well with Billy and Toby and, together with their gang coupled with the members of the Little Tough Guys, they find the Sea Raiders' island hideout, investigate the seacoast underground arsenal of these saboteurs, get blasted from the air, dragged to their doom, become victims of the storm, entombed in a tunnel and even periled by a panther before they don the uniforms of some captured Sea Raiders and board a yacht that serves as headquarters for the Raiders. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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EACH CHAPTER A CARGO OF DEATH-DEFYING THRILLS!(original posters) See more »

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Action | Adventure | Crime | War

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los despojadores del mar See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Raiders Strikes (PCA #6781)
  • 2. Flaming Torture (PCA #6782)
  • 3. The Tragic Crash (PCA #6783)
  • 4. The Raiders Strikes Again (PCA #6784)
  • 5. Flames of Fury (PCA #6785)
  • 6. Blasted From the Air(PCA #6786)
  • 7. Victims of the Storm(PCA #6787)
  • 8. Dragged To Their Doom(PCA #6788)
  • 9. Battling the Sea Beast(PCA #6789)
  • 10.Periled By a Panther(PCA #6790)
  • 11.Entombed in the Tunnel(PCA #6791)
  • 12. Paying the Penalty(PCA #6791)
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Chapter 11: The foreword says that Tonjes received a coded message that a battle cruiser was on the way to the island. Wrong. The message came across clear as a bell in good American English. See more »

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Dead End Seamen
5 February 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Foreign "Sea Raiders" are bombing US freighters, a fact stumbled upon by "The Dead End Kids and The Little Tough Guys" in the second of their three "Universal" serials. They eventually help track down dastardly Reed Hadley (as Carl Tonjes) and the culprits. The billing implies two groups, but they are one. The studio probably did not call the group by their "Warner Bros." name due to potential legal problems, and then apparently discovered they could. Not affectionately called "wharf rats" herein, the waterfront gang consists of: Billy Halop (as Billy Adams), Huntz Hall (as Toby Nelson), Gabriel Dell (as Bilge), Bernard Punsly (as Butch), Hall E. "Hally" Chester (as Swab) and Joe Recht (as Lug)...

This was the last appearance of Mr. Chester in any of the related films (he had also been appearing as one of the "East Side Kids"). Chester gets a lot of screen time during the second half. The first episodes of this serial are sloppy and confusing, but things pick up by Chapter 8, when Mr. Halop rescues Chester from a runaway whale. The Chapter 10 highlight has Halop in his boxer shorts, fending off a hungry octopus, then wrestling with a black panther. Huntz Hall (who learns to swim herein) and Chester help Halop out. At times, it appears as if the studio was inter-cutting any available footage into the adventure. With more focus in scripting, this might have been the best of the three "Dead End" serials.

**** Sea Raiders (1941) Ford Beebe, John Rawlins ~ Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Hall E. Chester, Gabriel Dell


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