Manhunt of Mystery Island [Serial]

Overview

The luscious Linda Stirling starred in this 15-chapter action serial from genre specialist Republic Pictures as Claire Forrest, the daughter of that eminent inventor of the Radiatomic Power Transmitter, Dr. William Forrest (Taylor Forrest). The good doctor has disappeared during an expedition, however, and Claire asks noted criminologist Lance Reardon (Richard Bailey) for help in locating him. As it turns out, an insane scientist (Roy Barcroft), who can transform himself into the fiendish Captain Mephisto, has ...
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Overview

The luscious Linda Stirling starred in this 15-chapter action serial from genre specialist Republic Pictures as Claire Forrest, the daughter of that eminent inventor of the Radiatomic Power Transmitter, Dr. William Forrest (Taylor Forrest). The good doctor has disappeared during an expedition, however, and Claire asks noted criminologist Lance Reardon (Richard Bailey) for help in locating him. As it turns out, an insane scientist (Roy Barcroft), who can transform himself into the fiendish Captain Mephisto, has abducted Dr. Forrest, keeping him for ransom on his inhospitable Mystery Island. Republic threw everything but the kitchen sink into this adventure serial, which benefitted from special effects by the Lydecker brothers, Howard and Theodore; stunt work by Yakima Canutt (who is also credited as co-director), and a cast well-versed in the kind of melodramatic theatrics deemed necessary for this kind of juvenile fare. Manhunt on Mystery Island was also released in a feature version entitled Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • UPC: 827421032126
  • Original Release: 1945
  • Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 3:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,450

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Bailey Lance Reardon
Linda Stirling Claire Forrest
Roy Barcroft Captain Mephisto
Kenne Duncan Brand
Frank Alten Taymond
Edward Cassidy Paul Melton
Lane Chandler Reed
Duke Green Harvey
Jack Ingram Edward Armstrong
Forbes Murray Hargraves
Tom Steele Lyons
Harry Strang Frederick Braley
Forrest Taylor Prof. Forrest
Dale Van Sickel Barker
Russ Vincent Ruga
Technical Credits
Spencer Gordon Bennet Director
Yakima Canutt Director
Wallace A. Grissell Director
Cliff Bell Editor
Ronald Davidson Producer
Albert E. DeMond Screenwriter
Basil Dickey Screenwriter
Jesse Duffy Screenwriter
Mort Glickman Score Composer
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
Howard Minter Editor
Fred A. Ritter Art Director
Bud Thackery Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Manhunt of Mystery Island
1. Secret Weapon [24:45]
2. Satan's Web [14:28]
3. The Murder Machine [14:25]
4. The Leathal Chamber [14:28]
5. Mephisto's Mantrap [14:29]
6. Ocean Tomb [14:28]
7. The Death Trap [14:26]
8. Bombs Away [14:26]
9. The Fatal Flood [13:23]
10. The Sable Shroud [13:21]
11. Satan's Shadow [13:18]
12. Cauldron Of Cremation [13:19]
13. Bridge To Eternity [13:20]
14. Power Dive To Doom [13:21]
15. Fatal Transformation [13:27]
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