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Mandrake the Magician [Serial]
     

Mandrake the Magician [Serial]

Director: Norman Deming, Sam Nelson, Warren Hull, Doris Weston

Cast: Norman Deming, Sam Nelson, Warren Hull, Doris Weston

 
This feature-length pilot for an unsold TV series was based on Mandrake the Magician, the long-running comic strip created by Lee Falk and Phil Davis in 1934. Raised in the Himalayas, the orphaned Mandrake (played as a child by David Hollander, and as an adult by Anthony Herrera) is taught the secrets of magic and mass hypnosis by the wizard Theron (James Hong)

Overview

This feature-length pilot for an unsold TV series was based on Mandrake the Magician, the long-running comic strip created by Lee Falk and Phil Davis in 1934. Raised in the Himalayas, the orphaned Mandrake (played as a child by David Hollander, and as an adult by Anthony Herrera) is taught the secrets of magic and mass hypnosis by the wizard Theron (James Hong), and is given an enchanted amulet that will protect him from harm. With the help of his loyal assistant Lother (Ji-Tu Cumbuka), the caped, top-hatted Mandrake attempts to thwart an insane extortionist who threatens to kill innocent amusement-park patrons unless he is given 10,000,000 dollars. Princess Narda, Mandrake's exotic vis-à-vis from the funny papers, is here replaced by a feisty female cohort named Stacy (Simone Griffeth). Earning no plaudits from devotees of the original comic strip, Mandrake was little heard from after its initial NBC telecast on January 24, 1979.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2003
UPC:
0089859834929
Original Release:
1939
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
3:35:00
Sales rank:
15,902

Special Features

Poster gallery; Biographies; Bonus serial trailers

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Shadow on the Wall [29:40]
1. Trap of the Wasp [20:33]
1. A City of Terror [18:51]
2. The Secret Passage [7:48]
3. The Devil's Playmate [9:00]
1. The Fatal Crash [14:30]
Side #2 --
1. Gamble for Life [16:39]
2. Across the Deadline [16:44]
1. Terror Rides the Rails [13:08]
2. The Unseen Monster [16:22]
3. At the Stroke of Eight [6:01]
4. The Reward of Treachery [12:39]

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