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Blake of Scotland Yard (1937)

Passed | | Crime, Sci-Fi | 30 January 1937 (USA)
Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Byrd ... Jerry Sheehan (archive footage)
Herbert Rawlinson ... Sir James Blake (archive footage)
Joan Barclay ... Hope Mason (archive footage)
Lloyd Hughes ... Doctor Marshall (archive footage)
Dickie Jones ... Bobby Mason (archive footage)
Lucille Lund ... The Duchess (archive footage)
Nick Stuart ... Julot, Male Apache Dancer (archive footage)
Sam Flint ... Chief Inspector Henderson (archive footage)
Gail Newbury Gail Newbury ... Mimi (archive footage)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Baron Polinka (archive footage)
Theodore Lorch ... Daggett (archive footage) (as Ted Lorch)
George DeNormand ... Gang Member posing as Newshawker (archive footage) (as George de Normand)
Bob Terry ... Peyton (archive footage)
William Farrel William Farrel ... Count Basil Zagaloff (archive footage)
Frank Wayne Frank Wayne ... Charles (archive footage)


Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention has the potential to prevent wars, and plans to donate it to the League of Nations. But a gang of criminals led by the elusive "Scorpion" steals the device, and Blake and his associates must recover the invention and determine the identity of the "Scorpion". Written by Snow Leopard

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30 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra del escorpi√≥n See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of the feature length version of this film took place in Los Angeles Saturday 13 August 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and in New York City Wednesday 3 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »


Edited from Blake of Scotland Yard (1937) See more »

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Its got action, but what the heck is going on?
27 February 2007 | by NinyinSee all my reviews

I got this film in a 9 movies in one collection in a Wal-Mart bargain bin. The story is about a guy who creates "death-beam" like creation that could help Britian win wars (Sure would have been useful against Nazis). Anyway, the death-beam gets stolen and ... Thats the thing, I have no freaking idea whats going on. From what I can remember, people go into places and fight and talk and dance. This goes absolutely nowhere. Im stuck watching people mumble and fight. Seriously BORING.

Well, I would have given this a one if it were not for the good fight scenes. They were impressive considering the film was made 70 years ago. In these scenes, people are punched and have chairs smashed against their backs. It almost reminded me of old James Bond fight scenes, just without the good camera shots. Still, they don't save the movie from being utter junk.

Only watch this film if you are interested or just wanna waste some time.

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