The Crimson Ghost [Serial]

The Crimson Ghost [Serial]

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The Crimson Ghost [Serial]

One of the most entertaining serials to be released by Republic Pictures, this mystery employed yet another inscrutable invention, a counter atomic device known as Cyclotrode X, sought after by yet another cloaked villain, The Crimson Ghost of the title. But just like the well-known criminologist Duncan Richards (Charles Quigley) and his lovely assistant Diana Farnsworth (Linda Stirling), the Saturday Matinee kids had a tough job spotting the person hiding behind the hideous disguise. The studio took no chances this time and ingeniously cast stunt-man Bud Geary to embody the villain while several actors supplied the voice, including I. Stanford Jolley, whose role was minor but who received fourth-billing and was therefore highly suspect. When The Crimson Ghost was unmasked in the 12th and final chapter, he proved to be yet another actor, Joseph Forte, who had enacted a character seemingly above suspicion. Instead of feeling cheated, however, the young target audience subconsciously enjoyed the above-average writing and fine direction by the talented William Witney and Fred C. Brannon, and no one complained. Quigley and Stirling were at the top of their serial game, and to the bemused surprise of more recent viewers, television's Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, played one of the master villain's henchmen, a cold-hearted gangster. The Crimson Ghost was also released in an edited feature version, retitled Cyclotrode. In 1966, yet another edited version was given the title Cyclotrode X.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/1995
UPC: 0017153077834
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Republic Pictures
Presentation: [Colorized]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred C. Brannon Actor
Bud Geary Actor
Wheaton Chambers Wilson
Kenne Duncan Chambers
Sam Flint Maxwell
Joe Forte Parker
Fred Graham Zane
I. Stanford Jolley Blackton
Rex Lease Bain
Clayton Moore Louis Ashe
Stanley Price Fator
Charles Quigley Duncan Richards
Tommy Steele Stricker
Linda Stirling Diana Farnsworth
Forrest Taylor Van Wyck
Dale Van Sickel Harte
Emmett Vogan Anderson
Bud Wolfe Gross

Technical Credits
Fred C. Brannon Director
William Witney Director
Ronald Davidson Producer
Albert E. DeMond Screenwriter
Basil Dickey Screenwriter
Jesse Duffy Screenwriter
Mort Glickman Musical Direction/Supervision
Theodore Lydecker Special Effects
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
Bob Mark Makeup
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Fred A. Ritter Art Director
Sol Shor Screenwriter
Bud Thackery Cinematographer
Earl B. Wooden Set Decoration/Design

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