2 user 1 critic

The Black Coin (1936)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 September 1936 (USA)
Federal agents and smugglers battle it out over lost secret papers.


Albert Herman


George M. Merrick (story), Dallas M. Fitzgerald (adaptation) | 3 more credits »


Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A new radioactive element is found that is a defense against the atomic bomb. Warmongers go to Pendrang as archaeologists, but they are searching in secret for the element. The United Peace... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor
Stars: Russell Hayden, Jane Adams, Lionel Atwill
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In the Prologue, pirates hide a treasure on an island off the Mexican coast. And the pirates, the map and the treasure disappear in a volcanic eruption. The legend of the island draws ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Don Terry, Gwen Gaze, Walter Miller
Horror | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt, is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice Nadji ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound.

Director: Nate Watt
Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night.

Director: Robert F. Hill
Stars: Wallace Ford, Barbara Pepper, Joan Woodbury


Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Graves ... Walter Prescott
Ruth Mix ... Dorothy Dale
Dave O'Brien ... Terry Navarro
Constance Bergen ... Virginia Caswell
Matthew Betz ... Henry Jensen (as Mathew Betz)
Robert Frazer ... James Hackett
'Snub' Pollard ... Vic Moran
Robert Walker ... Capt. 'Shark' Malone
Bryant Washburn ... Frank Caswell
Clara Kimball Young ... Donna Luise Navarro
Josef Swickard ... Don Pedro Navarro [Chs. 2-4, 13-15]
Blackie Whiteford ... Quinn McGuire - Malone's Mate (as 'Blackie' Whiteford)
Yakima Canutt ... Ed McMahan - Thug [Chs. 3,10-14]
Jackie Miller Jackie Miller ... Bobbie - Native Boy [Chs. 5-7]
Lane Chandler ... Evans - Airline Official [Chs.1-2]


Federal agents and smugglers battle it out over lost secret papers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


15 EPISODES OF Tingling Thrills (original posters and print ads)


Approved | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La moneda rota See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Weiss Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Dangerous Men; 2. The Mystery Ship; 3. The Fatal Plunge; 4. Monsters of the Deep; 5. Wolves of the Night; 6. Shark's Fang; 7. Midnight Menace; 8. Flames of Death; 9. Smuggler's Lair; 10. Flaming Guns; 11. Wheels of Death; 12. The Crash; 13. Danger Ahead; 14. Hidden Peril; 15. The Phantom Treasure. See more »


Chapter 10: Terry knocks out Gleason. Gleason's hat lays to the right of him by his foot. Later when Gleason recovers his hat lays to the left of his feet. See more »


Edited from Hell Harbor (1930) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Globe trotting serial covers every type of genre except scifi and musical in a story thats easier to watch then explain
29 June 2008 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Long serial (its five and and a half hours all together) concerning secret papers and cursed coins telling a globe trotting tale that covers several continents. Forgive the lack of details concerning the plot, but this is a very dense serial with a great deal going on. How can you adequately explain a story that begins in the desert, shifts to the high seas, switches to the the west before coming back to the city? You really can't. The constant changing of genres keeps you on your toes since you never know what is coming next. You keep wondering where is it going to go, but in a good way. Slow, but not in a bad way, this film is an independent serial that over comes its limitations by the use of a compelling story and stock footage that makes this look as if its got a larger budget. Worth a look.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed