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The Phantom


Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Adventure
Release Year: 1943
Country: USA
Runtime: 299
Languages: English
Director: B. Reeves Eason
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • He strikes like lightning! He fights like a madman! He flies through space 1000 miles a minutes in this 1000 thrills-a-minute SERIAL! (original release posters)
  • Hes here…hes everywhere…STRIKING FEAR in the hearts of his countrys enemies! (original release posters)
  • THE AMAZING PHANTOM COMES TO THRILLING LIFE ON THE SCREEN!..Based on King Features Syndicated Cartoon Character Created by LEE FALK and RAY MOORE! (original release)
  • AMERICAS FAVORITE CARTOON HERO…NOW ON THE SCREEN! (original release)
  • The most fantastic…most exciting serial ever made! (original release)

  • Writing by: Leslie Swabacker – (screenplay) (as Leslie J. Swabacker) &
    Morgan Cox – (screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) &
    Victor McLeod – (screenplay) &
    Sherman L. Lowe – (screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe)
    Lee Falk – comic strip (as Leon Falk)
    Ray Moore – comic strip

    Produced by: Rudolph C. Flothow – producer

    Cast: Tom Tyler – The Phantom
    Jeanne Bates – Diana Palmer
    Ernie Adams – Rusty Fenton [Chs. 1, 4-8, 15] (uncredited)
    John Bagni – Moku (uncredited)
    Robert Barron – King – Henchman, Ch. 8 (uncredited)
    Early Cantrell – Ruby Dawn aka The Fire Princess [Chs. 9-10] (uncredited)
    Anthony Caruso – Count Silento [Chs. 3-6] (uncredited)
    George Chesebro – Henchman Marsden [Chs. 2-7, 13-15] (uncredited)
    Edmund Cobb – Henchman Grogan [Chs. 2-6] (uncredited)
    Iron Eyes Cody – Native (uncredited)
    Wade Crosby – Long [Chs. 1-7,13-15] (uncredited)

    Music: Lee Zahler
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    Plot Outline: Two expeditions are trying to reach the Lost City of Zoloz–one headed by Prof. Davidson, a scientist who wants to establish an archaeological site…
    Plot: Two expeditions are trying to reach the Lost City of Zoloz–one headed by Prof. Davidson, a scientist who wants to establish an archaeological site, and the other by a greedy treasure hunter who wants to keep the fabled treasures of the city for himself. An agent of a foreign power also wants to establish a secret airbase there, so he stirs up the natives against The Phantom, who has been able to get them to stay peaceful so far. When The Phantom is murdered, his son takes his place and sets out to restore peace to the jungle and stop the agents and the treasure hunters nefarious plans.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When the boy enters the doctors house in the first scene, the doorknob changes. The exterior clearly doesnt match the interior.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Among the ads on the fence is one for “Mike Maltese, Ace Detective” featuring a picture of Michael Maltese (the writer of “Baseball Bugs”) with a fedora and a pistol.


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