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Terry and the Pirates (serial)

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Director  James W. Horne
Prequel  The Shadow
Music director  Lee Zahler
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Drama
Sequel  Deadwood Dick
Country  United States
Terry and the Pirates serial Wikipedia
Writer  Mark Layton, George Morgan, Joseph Levering, Terry and the Pirates, Milton Caniff
Release date  May 5, 1940 (1940-05-05)
Cast  William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant, Sheila Darcy, Dick Curtis
Similar movies  Related James W Horne movies

Terry and the pirates

Terry and the Pirates (1940) was the 10th film serial released by Columbia. It was based on the comic strip Terry and the Pirates created by Milton Caniff. In his biography, Meanwhile..., Caniff stated that he hated the Serial for changing so much of his comic strip, and that "I saw the first chapter and walked out screaming."


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Young explorer Terry Lee and his grown-up sidekick, Pat Ryan, arrive in the Asian jungles in search of Terry's father, Dr. Herbert Lee. The elder Lee is an archaeologist and leader of a scientific expedition seeking evidence of a lost civilization. Soon Terry discovers his father has been kidnapped by an armed pirate gang known as the Tiger Men. The gang is led by the evil Master Fang, a local warlord who controls half of the natives and holds the white settlers in fear. Fang is seeking the riches hidden beneath the Sacred Temple of Mara. Terry meets the Dragon Lady, who is determined her kingdom shall not be invaded. Attacked by Fang, his henchman Stanton and the Tiger Men, Terry and Pat try valiantly to locate the missing Dr. Lee, uncover the secrets of the lost civilization, and recover the hidden treasure of Mara. After joining forces with Connie, Normandie and the Dragon Lady, the heroes have myriad varied adventures in the inhospitable environment.


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  • William Tracy as Terry Lee
  • Granville Owen as Pat Ryan
  • Joyce Bryant as Normandie Drake
  • Allen Jung as Connie
  • Victor DeCamp as Big Stoop, magician
  • Sheila Darcy as Dragon Lady
  • Dick Curtis as Fang
  • J. Paul Jones as Dr. Lee
  • Forrest Taylor as Mr. Drake
  • Jack Ingram as Stanton
  • Charles King as Blackie, henchman
  • Duke York as Leopard Man
  • Jack Perrin as Mr. Harris
  • Chapter titles

    Terry and the Pirates 1940 IMDb
    1. Into the Great Unknown
    2. The Fang Strikes
    3. The Mountain of Death
    4. The Dragon Queen Threatens
    5. At the Mercy of the Mob
    6. The Scroll of Wealth
    7. Angry Waters
    8. The Tomb of Peril
    9. Jungle Hurricane
    10. Too Many Enemies
    11. Walls of Doom
    12. No Escape
    13. The Fatal Mistake
    14. Pyre of Death
    15. The Secret of the Temple


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