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The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 26 October 1946 (USA)
A criminal mastermind known as the Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical currents on the planet.

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Albert DeMond (original screenplay), Basil Dickey (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Quigley ... Duncan Richards
Linda Stirling ... Diana Farnsworth
Clayton Moore ... Louis Ashe
I. Stanford Jolley ... Dr. Blackton [Ch. 11]
Kenne Duncan ... Dr. Chambers [Chs. 1-2, 8]
Forrest Taylor ... Prof. Van Wyck
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Anderson [Chs. 1-4]
Sam Flint ... Maxwell
Joseph Forte Joseph Forte ... Prof. Parker (as Joe Forte)
Stanley Price ... Count Fator [Chs. 11-12]
Wheaton Chambers Wheaton Chambers ... Wilson [Ch. 1]
Tom Steele ... Henchman Stricker [Chs. 4, 7, 9]
Dale Van Sickel ... Henchman Harte [Chs. 6-7]
Rex Lease ... Bain
Fred Graham ... Snyder [Chs. 1-2] / Zane [Ch. 8]
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Storyline

The Crimson Ghost---attired in black hood and cloak, skull mask and surgical gloves---skulks to an abandoned mansion and informs his henchmen, Louis Ashe (Clayton Moore) and Bain (Rex Lease),of his plans to seize the Cyclotrode, a device invented by Dr. Chambers (Kenne Duncan), that is designed to detect-and-repel atomic bomb attacks. The Crimson Ghost intends to use the Cyclotrode as an offensive weapon for sabotage and extortion via its ability to stop any electrically-controlled mechanism. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FOR THE FIRST TIME!...An amazing answer to the atomic bomb explodes in a blaze of serial super-action! (original print ad) See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyclotrode X See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$137,912 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (colorized)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter 8 - The Slave Collar See more »

Goofs

Chapter 11: "Double Murder". Not. There was no double murder or any murder. As the ongoing chapter shows it was self defense. See more »

Quotes

The Crimson Ghost: We've been tricked by cleverness!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) See more »

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This what serials are all about!
11 March 2019 | by batbuck-41923See all my reviews

Ripsnorting fight scenes, a villain in costume, a device designed for good being used for evil and a two-fisted professor who is going to save the day, by golly! If you're looking for a Bergman film, you and your pince-nez are in the wrong place, Charlie! This is pulp of the cinema! I fell in love with serials when I got to see them at the matinees at the base theater when our family was stationed in Japan. That old love was resuscitated years later when the local PBS station in San Antonio started running them as "Midnight Smacks". If you're looking for old-fashioned fun and don't spend all your time looking for plot holes, watch it! Buy it! Also check out (the original) CAPTAIN MARVEL and DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE. And don't take any wooden cyclotrodes!


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