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The Phantom (1943)

Professor Davidson and his niece Diana Palmer search Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz, reputed to be the source of a large hidden treasure. Also searching is a local crook, Singapore Smith... See full summary »

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B. Reeves Eason

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Morgan Cox (screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox), Victor McLeod (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Tyler ... Godfrey Prescott / The Phantom
Jeanne Bates ... Diana Palmer
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Storyline

Professor Davidson and his niece Diana Palmer search Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz, reputed to be the source of a large hidden treasure. Also searching is a local crook, Singapore Smith, and Dr. Max Bremmer, who plans to destroy the peace in which the native tribes have been living. However, Godfrey Prescott, otherwise known as the Phantom, is feared and respected by the natives and is able to circumvent the traps and schemes of the villains. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He strikes like lightning! He fights like a madman! He flies through space 1000 miles a minutes in this 1000 thrills-a-minute SERIAL! (original release posters) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles: 1. The Sign of the Skull 2. The Man Who Never Dies 3. A Traitor's Code 4. The Seat of Judgement 5. The Ghost Who Walks 6. Jungle Whispers 7. The Mystery Well 8. In Quest of the Keys 9. The Fire Princess 10. The Chamber of Death 11. The Emerald Key 12. The Fangs of the Beast 13. The Road to Zoloz 14. The Lost City 15. Peace in the Jungle See more »

Goofs

In the first two chapters the Phantom is seen immersed up to his neck in the swamp bog, yet when he arrives at Tonga Village he is perfectly dry, not a speck of mud on him. See more »

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Edited into Matinee Movie Serials: The Jungle Whispers (2018) See more »

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20 February 2002 | by tomwalSee all my reviews

This serial has been panned by critics,but I found it to be one of the better efforts from Columbia Pictures,who often tended to make light of its efforts.Tom Tyler plays the Phantom and looks great in the Phantom costume.The plot is simple;Finding a lost city.Two different factions search for the city for different reasons,one good and one bad.From a technical standpoint,I found it to have good production values.On the down side,the villians,in general,tend to overact,but i've seen that in many Columbia serials.There is good rear projection work,and music by Lee Zahler is ok.."Breezy" Eason directs his cast in a capable manner,and supporting cast is good.Summary: good effort from Columbia. On tape and DVD. DVD has extra features.I can't compare the two mediums since I haven't viewed the tape.


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