GenreAction, Adventure, Drama ProducerHenry MacRae CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 8, 1941 (1941-04-08) WriterEliot Gibbons (story), Clarence Upson Young (screenplay), Paul Huston (screenplay) CastDonald Woods (Captain Bob Dayton), Billy Halop (Tim Bryant), Robert Armstrong (Lieutenant Ed Carey), Eduardo Ciannelli (Felix Lynx), Kathryn Adams (Mary Blake), Jacqueline Dalya (Innis Clair) Similar moviesHitman: Agent 47, Mysterious Doctor Satan, Son of Zorro, The Secret Code, Adventures of the Flying Cadets, Zorro's Black Whip
Sky Raiders is a 12-episode 1941 Universal film serial. The serial was directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor. Sky Raiders stars Donald Woods, Billy Halop, Robert Armstrong and Eduardo Ciannelli.
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Former World War I ace pilot Captain Bob Dayton, (Donald Woods) is the owner of Sky Raiders, Inc., an aircraft factory. He has designed a new high speed fighter aircraft, the Sky Raider and bombsight. Nazi agent Felix Lynx (Eduardo Ciannelli) attempts to steal these designs for his own country. Dayton recruits young Tim Bryant (Billy Halop), a member of Air Youth of America, to help him. Attempts to steal the fighter prototype fail.
The new bombsight is being tested in Hawaii, and Lynx intercepts a Boeing 314 Clipper on the way to Honolulu. After it is shot down, Bob and his secretary Mary Blake (Kathryn Adams) were rescued by a government cutter. Lieutenant Carry (Robert Armstrong) and Tim meet the survivors but find that Lynx has sent his henchmen to finish the job. The foreign agents are killed when they hit an oncoming truck. Mary announces that she has become Mrs. Dayton.
Wings of Disaster!
Death Rides the Storm
The Toll of Treachery
Battle in the Clouds
The Fatal Blast
The Plunge of Peril
Flash of Fate
Terror of the Storm
Donald Woods as Captain Bob Dayton / John Kane, World War I ace and co-owner of Sky Raiders, Inc.
Billy Halop as Tim Bryant, member of the Air Youth of America
Robert Armstrong as Lieutenant Ed Carey, co-owner of Sky Raiders, Inc.
Eduardo Ciannelli as Felix Lynx, Nazi agent
Kathryn Adams as Mary Blake, Sky Raiders, Inc.'s secretary
Jacqueline Dalya as Innis Clair
Jean Fenwick as The Countess Irene
Reed Hadley as Caddens, one of Lynx's henchmen
Irving Mitchell as R.S. Hinchfield
Edgar Edwards as Teal, one of Lynx's henchmen
John Holland as Hess, one of Lynx's henchmen
Roy Gordon as Major General Fletcher
Alex Callam as Captain Long
Phil Warren as Bakeman, the crackpot with gun
Bill Cody, Jr. as Jack Hurd, a young boy
Many exterior shots for Sky Raiders were made at the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, California. A Phillips 1-B Aeroneer appears in the serial.