The Adventures of Captain Marvel

The Adventures of Captain Marvel

 Cast: Stanley Price
Stanley Price
, Bryant Washburn
Bryant Washburn
, Leyland Hodgson
Leyland Hodgson
, Jack Mulhall
Jack Mulhall
, Carleton G. Young
Carleton G. Young
The Adventures of Captain Marvel

The Adventures of Captain Marvel

 Cast: Stanley Price
Stanley Price
, Bryant Washburn
Bryant Washburn
, Leyland Hodgson
Leyland Hodgson
, Jack Mulhall
Jack Mulhall
, Carleton G. Young
Carleton G. Young

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Overview

The Adventures of Captain Marvel is a 12-episode Republic serial based on the comic book character of the same name. Young Billy Batson (Frank Coghlan Jr.) is part of a scientific expedition in a remote section of Siam. Trapped in an ancient tomb, Billy happens upon an ancient shaman acronymically named Shazam (each letter in his name stands for a famous Greek or Roman god). Because Billy has obeyed the warnings written on the sacred chamber, the old man rewards the boy with the ability to turn into superhero Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler). Billy can make the transformation only by uttering the word "Shazam!"--which explains why the script, for suspense purposes, contrives to have Billy bound and gagged at crucial moments. Young Batson finds that his alter ego comes in handy in determining the identity of "the Scorpion," a member of the expedition who plans to kill his colleagues after learning the secret hiding places of the components of a super-weapon called the Golden Scorpion. A well-above-average Republic entry, The Adventures of Captain Marvel is distinguished by the eye-popping stunt work of David Sharpe and by Captain Marvel's utterly convincing flying scenes, courtesy of special-effects maestros Howard and Theodore Lydecker.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2017
UPC: 0738329217259
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 3:36:00
Sales rank: 43,884

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stanley Price Owens
Bryant Washburn Harry Carlyle
Leyland Hodgson Major Rawley
Jack Mulhall Howell
Carleton G. Young Martin,Martin
John Bagni Cowan
Frank Coghlan Jr. Billy Batson
Tetsu Komai Chan Lai
Kenne Duncan Barnett
Robert Strange John Malcolm
Nigel de Brulier Shazam
Reed Hadley Rahman Bear
Tom Tyler Captain Marvel
Peter George Lynn Dwight Fisher
George Pembroke Dr. Stephen Lang
John Davidson Tal Chotali
Louise Currie Betty Wallace
Ernest Sarracino Akbar
Harry Worth Prof. Bentley
Billy Benedict Murphy
Frank Coghlan Actor
Cy Feuer Composer

Technical Credits
William Witney Director
John English Director
Norman Hall Screenwriter
Joseph F. Poland Screenwriter
Ronald Davidson Screenwriter
Sol Shore Screenwriter
Howard Lydecker Special Effects,Special Effects
Hiram Brown Jr. Producer
Arch Heath Screenwriter
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