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The Green Hornet 

A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Van Williams ...  Britt Reid / ... 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Bruce Lee ...  Kato 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Wende Wagner ...  Lenore Case 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Lloyd Gough ...  Mike Axford 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Walter Brooke ...  D.A. Frank Scanlon 26 episodes, 1966-1967
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Britt Reid, daring young owner/publisher of "The Daily Sentinel," dons a mask and fights crime as The Green Hornet. While the police and public believe the Hornet to be a ruthless criminal, the District Attorney knows Reid's secret identity, and welcomes his assistance in fighting racketeers and criminals. Also assisting Reid in his crusade are his secretary, Lenore Case, and his faithful valet, Kato, who is a kung fu expert and who drives the sleek "Black Beauty," the Hornet's well armed car. Written by Leonard R. Cleavelin <s967701@umslvma.umsl.edu>

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...now, to protect the rights and lives of decent citizens, rides The Green Hornet! See more »

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El avispón verde See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes) | (movie)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

William Dozier did the narration for the series. He was also the executive producer for the series. See more »

Goofs

A mistake which runs throughout all Green Hornet incarnations is pronouncing the Japanese name Kato as Kayto rather than the correct Kahto. See more »

Quotes

The Green Hornet: [taking routine inventory on his gadgetry before cruising into action] Hornet gun... check. Hornet sting... check. Let's roll, Kato!
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Alternate Versions

Episodes were edited together to form movies for video/DVD release in Asia. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) See more »

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17 April 2003 | by brichtr1See all my reviews

I ordered the entire series on VHS (pirated) and this show is great! It's definitely not everybody's taste, since it is a little hokey, but NOT campy. It really is a treat to see Bruce Lee before he'd made those great movies, even though in most episodes he has about 2 lines. It's kind of obvious that 60's American TV wasn't ready for a real chinese action star. (the show Kung Fu anyone??)But even so it's a fun show and it would have been even better if they'd let Bruce show them what he can really do. The best episode has to be the Preying Mantis where Kato totally stole the show!


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