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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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Storyline

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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Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, The Black Beauty... See more »

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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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 Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010) See more »

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The Anti-Batman
24 September 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

You often wonder why this show only was on for one season and how Batman outlived it. This has to be one of the best superhero shows to ever be shown on television and the thing that made it work was that it didn't rely on camp or the crazy quilt of villains that Batman did. Instead, it pretty much was, more or less, a straight crime drama with very little frills unlike other similarly themed shows that were on the air at the same time. Also, Van Williams and Bruce Lee showed that you can have good acting in a superhero show. Too bad that this show never really was given a chance to catch on. If given the time it deserved, it probably would have outlived Batman.


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