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 Post subject: Adventures of Captain Marvel
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Adventures of Captain Marvel

Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel
Frank Coghlan Jr. as Billy Batson, radio operator with the Malcolm Expedition and secret identity of Captain Marvel.
William Benedict as Whitey Murphy, a friend of Billy Batson.
Louise Currie as Betty Wallace, a friend of Billy Batson.
Robert Strange as John Malcolm, leader of the Malcolm Expedition.
Harry Worth as Prof Luther Bentley, a member of the Malcolm Expedition and the mystery villain The Scorpion.
Bryant Washburn as Harry Carlyle
John Davidson as Tal Chotali, the Malcolm Expedition's guide.
George Pembroke as Dr. Stephen Lang, a member of the Malcolm Expedition.
Peter George Lynn as Prof Dwight Fisher, a member of the Malcolm Expedition.
Reed Hadley as Rahman Bar, the native chief in the Valley of the Tombs.
Jack Mulhall as Howell
Kenneth Duncan as Barnett
Nigel De Brulier as Shazam, the wizard who gives Billy the power to become Captain Marvel.
Tetsu Komai as Chan Lai
Stanley Price as Owens
Gerald Mohr as the voice of The Scorpion (uncredited)

This is a 12 chapter serial from 1941. I saw the DVD at Wal Mart and bought it. I'm glad I did. I've always been a Captain Marvel fan (DC comics hero, originally from Fawcett Comics) and this was a great series. There are 12 chapters all around 20-30 minutes long. It's black and white, but it is very entertaining. The origin is a little different than in the comics, but it doesn't take away from the story. It can be hilarious at times, because Captain Marvel doesn't care about what happens to the bad guys, he even throws one off a skyscraper. The story is about Billy Batson is given powers from the Wizard Shazam to protect a Scorpian capable of turning ordinary stones to gold, and it has the power to destroy as well. This serial was also the first time a comic book hero was adapted for a film .Overall, this was great, and 216 minutes of entertainment for $7.50 is a great bargain.




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