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Captain America (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 5 February 1944 (USA)
Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

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Gail Richards
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Cyrus Maldor
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Dryden
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Randolph
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Bart Matson
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Gruber
Norman Nesbitt ...
Newscaster
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Lyman [Ch. 1]
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Eldon Dodge [Chs. 2-5]
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J.C. Henley [Chs. 6-8]
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Clinton Lyman [Chs. 10-12]
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G.F. Hillman [Chs. 13-14]
Crane Whitley ...
Dirk [Chs. 11-12]
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Agent 33 [Ch. 15]
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Storyline

Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

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BLAZING ACROSS THE SCREEN IN A SERIAL OF REAL LIFE ADVENTURES! (original print ad-all caps)


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Release Date:

5 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of Captain America  »

Box Office

Budget:

$222,906 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(15 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last Republic serial to be based on a comic book character. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the serial, the word "Mayan" is pronounced "MAY-an" instead of the correct "MY-an." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Scarab: This is the voice of the Scarab, Wilson. I command you to drive your car over the cliff!
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Connections

Referenced in The Best Man (2005) See more »

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Captain America--the Star Spangled Avenger uncovers the "Purple Death" Plot!!!
15 December 2000 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Captain America--the Star Spangled Avenger--minus the shield, his youthful sidekick, Bucky Barnes, and the Red Skull. The late Dick Purcell plays the crusading district attorney Grant Gardner in one of Republic's finest cliffhangers; who, attempts to uncover and stop the evil/cunning Scarab's "Purple Death" plot. Sadly, Purcell passed away before this serial's release. Lionel Atwill is great as the sinister Museum Curator, Dr. Cyrus Maldor. Maldor has been killing off members of his South American expedition to gain control of their wealth and stewardship of the museum. Lorna Gray is superb as Gardner's faithful assistant and the damsel in constant distress. The omnipresent George J. Lewis carries out the Scarab's evil plans as badguy, Bart Matson.

Cap must even combat Professor Dodge's (Hugh Southern) "Dynamic Vibrator"--ouch! Can Cap thwart the evil doctor's plans? Will Maldor manage to gain complete control of the scientific museum for his evil plans? Cap fights for truth, justice


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