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The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 24 December 1940 (USA)
A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

Directors:

Ford Beebe, John Rawlins

Writers:

George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as Geo. H. Plympton), Basil Dickey (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Hull ... Britt Reid / Green Hornet
Wade Boteler ... Michael Axford
Anne Nagel ... Lenore Case
Keye Luke ... Kato
Eddie Acuff ... Lowery - a Reporter
Pierre Watkin ... Boss Crogan (as Pierre Watkins)
James Seay ... Bordine - a Gangster
Arthur Loft ... Tauer - Chief Gangster
Joe Devlin ... Joe Dolan - Henchman (as Joe A. Devlin)
William Hall ... Don DeLuca - Henchman
Dorothy Lovett ... Frances Grayson / Stella Merja
Jay Michael Jay Michael ... Foranti - Construction Racketeer
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... George K. Otterson
Jean Brooks ... Gloria Manning (as Jeanne Kelly)
Irving Mitchell Irving Mitchell ... Breedon
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Storyline

Wealthy publisher Britt Reid and his trusted Asian servant disguise themselves as the super-hero The Green Hornet and his faithful servant Kato as they battle the growing power of a ruthless secret crime organization that deals with foreign powers. The identity of the syndicate's leader remains a mystery. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Amazing adventure with the daring hero of screen and radio! (original posters) See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Avispón Verde vuelve al ataque See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the radio series first premiered in 1936, Kato was Japanese, but by 1939 when the serials were shot, he was referred to as Korean. From 1941 to 1945, he became Filipino on the radio series. See more »

Goofs

Chapter 11: When the truck crashes over the cliff, you can only see empty containers. See more »

Quotes

Bordine, a gangster: [Ch. 1] I can escape the police but not the Syndicate.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits consist of daggers, bullets, planes and blackjacks. See more »

Connections

Edited into Matinee Movie Serials: Avenging Heavens (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Flight of the Bumblebee
from the opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" (uncredited)
Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1899)
Heard over chapter titles and in background score
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Okay but not great serial.
3 August 2000 | by Steve-171See all my reviews

Not to be taken at one sitting. Spread out over a week or two it is much easier to get involved. Some good characters, plot that is not too nonsensical. Head bad guy Watkin went on to be Perry White in the Superman serials. Keye Luke affects an oriental accent he didn't have. Comic highlight (unintentional) is Ferronti, the gangster in the last couple of chapters, who is a walking greasy cliche. All in all, fair Universal product. Don't pay more than ten bucks for it, tho...


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