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Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 26 January 1945 (USA)
Chapter 1 finds Daily Flash newspaper reporter Brenda Starr (Joan Woodbury), and her photographer, Chuck Allen (Syd Saylor), assigned to cover a fire in an old house where they discover the... See full summary »

Director:

Wallace Fox (as Wallace W. Fox)

Writers:

Dale Messick (based on the comic strip by), Ande Lamb (original screenplay) (as Andy Lamb) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joan Woodbury ... Brenda Starr
Kane Richmond ... Lt. Larry Farrell
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Storyline

Chapter 1 finds Daily Flash newspaper reporter Brenda Starr (Joan Woodbury), and her photographer, Chuck Allen (Syd Saylor), assigned to cover a fire in an old house where they discover the wounded Joe Heller (Wheeler Oakman),a gangster suspected of stealing a quarter-million dollar payroll. The dying Heller tells Brenda that someone took his satchel of stolen money and he gives her a coded message. Kruger (Jack Ingram), the gangster who shot Heller, escapes to his gang's hideout with the bag but discovers it is filled with paper rather than money. The gang, knowing Heller gave Brenda a coded message makes many attempts on her life to get her to reveal where Heller hid the payroll money. But thanks to Chuck and Police Lieutenant Larry Farrel (Kane Richmond), she evades them for thirteen weeks/chapters, until Pesky (William 'Billy' Benedict), a Daily Flash office boy manages to decode the Heller message. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1945 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(13 Chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the one Columbia serial which was thought to perhaps be lost to the ravages of time. Over the years, there have been a number of rumors of the existence of 16mm or 35mm film prints. This serial does indeed exist, though it remains unavailable commercially. In 2011 VCI Entertainment released a DVD of the serial, explaining that the print was from the only known source of the film and that it wasn't up to VCI's standards, with Chapters 3 and 4 missing sound and/or picture and other chapters having some damage due to the decomposition of the original nitrate stock. See more »

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