GenreAction, Adventure Music directorMorris Stoloff Duration CountryUnited States
WriterJoseph F. Poland, Basil Dickey, Ned Dandy, Phil Davis, Lee Falk Release date7 December 1939 CastWarren Hull (Mandrake the Magician), Doris Weston (Betty Houston), Al Kikume (Lothar), Rex Downing (Tommy Houston), Edward Earle (Dr. Andre Bennett), Forbes Murray (Professor Houston) Similar moviesThe Green Archer, Zorro Rides Again, Zorro's Fighting Legion, Mysterious Doctor Satan, The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West, The Vigilantes Are Coming
TaglineBLACK MAGIC Conjures Up A Holocaust Of Thrills!
Mandrake the Magician (1939) is the seventh serial released by Columbia Pictures. It was based upon the comic strip of the same name.
Mandrake the magician 1939 fun clip filmed at the iverson movie ranch
Mandrake and his assistant Lothar are working the cruise lines and make the acquaintance of Professor Houston who has developed a radium energy machine, which is much coveted by a masked Crime Lord known as "The Wasp". The Wasp unleashes his army of accomplices in waves to steal the invention by any means necessary. Mandrake and his allies finally catch up to "The Wasp" and discover the crime lord is actually a scientist who posed as a close friend of Houston's.
Warren Hull as Mandrake the Magician
Doris Weston as Betty Houston
Al Kikume as Lothar, Mandrake's Assistant
Rex Downing as Tommy Houston
Edward Earle as Dr. Andre Bennett/the Wasp
Forbes Murray as Professor Houston
Kenneth MacDonald as James Webster
Don Beddoe as Frank Raymond
Dick Curtis as Dorgan, a henchman
John Tyrrell as Dirk, the "spearpoint heavy" (chief henchman)