• CAPTAIN AMERICA, 15 CHAPTER SERIAL, 1944

CAPTAIN AMERICA
15 CHAPTER SERIAL
1944

The 1944 Republic serial of Captain America was the first Marvel (or, at the time, Timely) superhero to make it on to the screens. Dick Purcell played the title role.

Few other serials caused so much dissent as this one. Republic, renowned for taking liberties with the characters o whom the serials were based rejected the original premise of the comic book character and came up with their own ver-sion of prior events, and then went on to make more changes to the character for the serial they produced.

Nevertheless, many fans see it as one of Republics most action packed, excit-ing, and well acted serials that the company ever produced.

PLOT:
In an unidentified city several bizarre suicides have been taking place. Promi-nent scientists and businessmen hear strange voices commanding them to kill themselves. Police find the dead men clutching a jewelled scarab in their hand and the presence of an unknown drug is in their system. Enter Superhero Captain America who battles the evil forces of the arch villain, The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings with sound vibrations.

CAST:
Dick Purcell .... Captain America/Grant Gardner
Lorna Gray .... Gail Richards
Lionel Atwill .... Dr. Cyrus Maldor
Charles Trowbridge .... Commissioner Dryden
Russell Hicks .... Mayor Randolph
George J. Lewis .... Bart Matson
John Davidson .... Gruber
Norman Nesbitt .... Newscaster
Frank Reicher .... Prof. Lyman
Hugh Sothern .... Prof. Dodge
Tom Chatterton .... J.C. Henley
Robert Frazer .... Dr. Clinton Lyman
John Hamilton .... Hillman
Crane Whitley .... Dirk
Edward Keane .... Scarab Agent 33

CHAPTERS:
1. The Purple Death
2. Mechanical Executioner
3. The Scarlet Shroud
4. Preview of Murder
5. Blade of Wrath
6. Vault of Vengeance
7. Wholesale Destruction
8. Cremation in the Clouds
9. Triple Tragedy
10. The Avenging Corpse
11. The Dead Man Returns
12. Horror on the Highway
13. Skyscraper Plunge
14. The Scarab Strikes
15. The Toll of Doom

RUNNING TIME: 243 MIN

 

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