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Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 16 November 1944 (USA)
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet), Wallace Grissell

Writers:

Basil Dickey (screenplay), Jesse Duffy (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George J. Lewis ... Vic Gordon
Linda Stirling ... Barbara Meredith - The Black Whip
Lucien Littlefield ... 'Tenpoint' Jackson
Francis McDonald ... Dan Hammond
Hal Taliaferro ... Baxter - Henchman
John Merton ... Ed Harris - Henchman
John Hamilton ... Mr. Walsh - Banker [Chs.1-3,10-12]
Tom Chatterton ... Crescent City Councilman
Tom London ... Commissioner James Bradley [Ch.1]
Jack Kirk ... Marshal Wetherby
Jay Kirby ... Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]
Si Jenks ... Zeke Hayden [Chs. 6-7]
Stanley Price ... Hedges - Hammond's Clerk-Henchman
Tom Steele ... Ed - Henchman [Chs. 1, 9, 12] / Rancher [Ch. 7]
Duke Green Duke Green ... Evans - Trail Heavy [Chs. 1-2, 8] / Ranchhouse Heavy Brown [Ch. 9]
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Storyline

Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

WHIP OF VICTORY! Wielded by an avenger who feared no man...and fought with the courage of the Fabulous Zorro, Champion of Justice! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer mit der Maske See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1. The Masked Avenger; 2. Tomb of Terror; 3. Mob Murder; 4. Detour to Death; 5. Take Off That Mask?; 6. Fatal Gold; 7. Wolf Pack; 8. The Invisible Victim; 9. Avalanche; 10. Fangs of Doom; 11. Flaming Juggernaut; 12. Trail of Treachery. See more »

Goofs

Chapter three: position of Harris changes as he is taken back to town by The Black Whip. See more »

Quotes

Henchman Baxter: It ain't so easy to stop a gold rush.
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Edited into Six Gun Theater: Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (2015) See more »

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A typical serial
6 July 2002 | by aberlour36See all my reviews

This is exactly the sort of Saturday matinee serial I loved during World War II. I was under ten years of age. And that's the audience this serial is designed for. Looking at it now, one must roar at its ineptitude and stupidity. The budget must have been next to nothing, given the shortcuts and repeats. The acting? Well, this is Republic pictures, 1944. They read the lines....and no doubt had one take to make them convincing.

One and half stars.


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