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King of the Mounties (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 17 October 1942 (USA)
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the ... See full summary »

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Taylor Caven (screen play), Ronald Davidson (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Lane ... Sergeant Dave King
Gilbert Emery ... Commissioner Morrison
Russell Hicks ... Marshal Carleton
Peggy Drake ... Carol Brent
George Irving ... Prof. Brent
Abner Biberman ... Adm. Yamata
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Marshal Von Horst (as William Vaughn)
Nestor Paiva ... Count Baroni
Bradley Page ... Blake
Douglass Dumbrille ... Harper
William Bakewell ... Cpl. Hall Ross
Duncan Renaldo ... Pierre (Ch. 1, 11-12)
Francis Ford ... Zeke Collins (Ch. 4)
Jay Novello ... Lewis (Ch. 2-3)
Anthony Warde ... Stark
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The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata, Count Baroni and Marshal von Horst, chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent, and his daughter Carol arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper. RCMP Sergeant Tom King attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Here's ACTION at it's BEST in the serial surprise of the year! (original print ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La derrota del dragón See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stuntman James Fawcett was killed in a motorcycle accident on the way home from shooting a scene in this picture. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio newscaster: What is the death that stalks by night? Is the reign of terror we have experienced caused by a ray gun or remote control torpedo? No one knows. In our extreme emergency, the United States has sent her eminent scientist, Professor Brent, to aid us in detecting its source. Although there have been no attacks for six days, Professor Brent has been hard at work closely guarded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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Connections

Follows King of the Royal Mounted (1940) See more »

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Problem Here!
21 February 2003 | by paul panzerSee all my reviews

As far as I know this excellent serial only exists in incomplete form, missing about half a reel of picture and something like eight reels of sound. Fortunately, the good people at The Serial Squadron have promised a new DVD with subtitles, music and effects for the soundless portions, but no date of release is set. Check their website. This is a wartime serial, specifically making villains of all the Axis powers without the usual anti-Asian junk. Wonderful stuntwork in the dozen-or-so fights and surprisingly good special effects. Well-directed and not nearly as silly as some serials. RECOMMENDED


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