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Director  Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Producer  Henry MacRae
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country  United States
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Writer  George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Morrison Wood, Lyonel Margolies, Fran Striker
Release date  January 9, 1940 (1940-01-09) (USA)
Screenplay  Fran Striker, George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Morrison Wood, Lyonel Margolies
Cast  Keye Luke (Kato), Gordon Jones (Green Hornet), Wade Boteler (Michael Axford), Anne Nagel (Leonore "Casey" Case), Cy Kendall
Related Ray Taylor movies  Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor directed The Green Hornet and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, Flash Gordon: The Peril from Planet Mongo (1940), Purple Death from Outer Space (1966), Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor directed The Green Hornet and Winners of the West, Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor directed The Green Hornet and Sky Raiders

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The Green Hornet (1940) is a Universal movie serial based on The Green Hornet radio series by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker.


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Newspaper publisher Britt Reid, secretly The Green Hornet, and his Korean valet Kato investigate and expose several seemingly separate rackets. This leads them into continued conflict with the Chief, the criminal mastermind behind the Syndicate and the individual crimes.


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  • Gordon Jones as Britt Reid otherwise known as The Green Hornet
  • Al Hodge as the (uncredited) voice of the Green Hornet. Hodge played the Hornet on the original radio series.
  • Wade Boteler as Michael Axford, Reid's bodyguard
  • Anne Nagel as Lenore "Casey" Case, Reid's secretary
  • Keye Luke as Kato, who is Korean in this serial rather than the original Japanese nationality of the character due to anti-Japanese sentiment rising at the time. This was two years prior to the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the USA's entry into the war (all thirteen episodes are copyrighted 1939). The radio version dropped the nationality from the introductory sequence, included passing references to him being Filipino in dialogue, and only years later added that to the standard intro.
  • Phillip Trent as Jasper Jenks, a reporter
  • Cy Kendall as Curtis Monroe, the Chief and secretly posing as the Syndicate lieutenant henchman
  • Stanley Andrews as Police Commissioner
  • Selmer Jackson as District Attorney
  • Joseph Crehan as Judge Stanton
  • Alternative versions

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    In 1990, GoodTimes Home Video released a feature-length movie version, re-edited from the last six chapters, under the same title.

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    In 2011, VCI Entertainment released its own version, The Green Hornet: Movie Edition. It includes the beginning, end, and selected other chapters of the serial. The DVD was released on January 11, 2011.


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    The 1960s Batman television series was created based on the popularity of a re-release of Columbia's Batman serial. The success of both led to the production of a Green Hornet series, which was played as a straight action mystery series, "in the tradition of its former presentations", rather than the camp Batman series. It lasted one season.

    Chapter titles


    1. The Tunnel of Terror
    2. The Thundering Terror
    3. Flying Coffins
    4. Pillar of Flame
    5. The Time Bomb
    6. Highways of Peril
    7. Bridge of Disaster
    8. Dead or alive
    9. The Hornet Trapped
    10. Bullets and Ballots
    11. Disaster Rides the Rails
    12. Panic in the Zoo
    13. Doom of the Underworld


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