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SOS Coast Guard (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Horror, Romance | 28 August 1937 (USA)
A mad scientist tries to sell his formula for a dist integrating gas to foreign powers.

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Barry Shipman (screenplay), Franklin Adreon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Ralph Byrd ... Lt. Terry Kent
Bela Lugosi ... Boroff
Maxine Doyle ... Jean Norman
Richard Alexander ... Thorg
Lee Ford Lee Ford ... Snapper McGee
Herbert Rawlinson ... Cmdr. Boyle
John Picorri ... G.A. Rackerby [Chs. 2-12]
Lawrence Grant ... Rabinisi - Boroff's Spokesman at Screening [Ch. 1]
Thomas Carr Thomas Carr ... Ens. Jim Kent [Ch. 1]
Carleton Young ... Henchman Dodds [Ch. 4]
Allen Connor ... Dick Norman
George Chesebro ... L.H. Degado - Chief Thug [Ch. 5]
Ranny Weeks Ranny Weeks ... Wies - Ambulance Orderly Thug [Ch. 4]
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A 12-episode serial. The government of Marovania hires the wicked Boroff to manufacture a powerful gas that causes mass disintegration. Boroff is en route to Marovania with a boatload of arnatite to make the gas when his steamer runs aground off the California coast. Boroff soon commits a murder. The Coast Guard, led by Lt. Terry Kent, must hunt Boroff, figure out his plan and where the arnatite is, capture and dispose of any gas Boroff manages to make, and protect the safety of civilians, including Terry's special friend, ubiquitous reporter Jean Norman, and her chatty photographer, Snapper McGee. Aiding Boroff is his slave Thorg, a formidable giant. Kent must often use his fists. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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ACE HERO VS. KING OF CRIME! BIGGEST MAN-HUNT IN HISTORY! The daredevil of "Dick Tracy" pitted against the screen's horror man! (original poster) See more »


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Trivia

Among the many featured serials on RE-TV "Super Serial Cinema". See more »

Goofs

After Boroff enters the cave in Chapter 10, Bela Lugosi puts his hat down and mouths some words, but for about a second, no sound is heard out at first. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Terry Kent: You might as well surrender, Boroff. You can't get away from the Coast Guard.
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Featured in Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997) See more »

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Intriguing Serial
11 March 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This is a very intriguing serial - gets quite interesting. Fun - most definitely fun. All the characters, including the supporting ones, are good. Of course the best are our leading and rival men, Ralph Byrd as Lt. Terry Kent and Bela Lugosi as Boroff.

As you can easily guess this is mainly a sea adventure - one that takes a few surprise twists and turns - good cliff hangers - and a fun but far fetched story of disintegrating gas and mass destruction. Lt. Kent stays hot on the trail of Boroff so there is never a dull moment.

This one is good for a few giggles but is a refreshing change to see Lugosi outside of the horror genre that he is well known for. Recommended for Lugosi fans - he gets lots of screen time.

8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guarda Costa Alerta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$107,217 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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