Saturday, June 18, 2011

Adventures Of Captain Marvel (1941)

On a scientific expedition to Siam young Billy Batson is given the ability to change himself into the super-powered Captain Marvel by the wizard Shazam, who tells him his powers will last only as long as the Golden Scorpion idol is threatened. Finding the idol, the scientists realize it could be the most powerful weapon in the world and remove the lenses that energize it, distributing them among themselves so that no one would be able to use the idol by himself. Back in the US, Billy Batson, as Captain Marvel, wages a battle against an evil, hooded figure, the Scorpion, who hopes to accumulate all five lenses, thereby gaining control of the super-powerful weapon.

Movie Tagline:
THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN CARTOONLAND BECOMES THE STRONGEST MAN ON THE SCREEN! All others pale in the light of this human fortress who finds no barrier too great in his amazing fight for justice.

Also Known As:
Return of Captain Marvel

Title: Adventures Of Captain Marvel
Release Date: March 28, 1941
Runtime: 216 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: Passed

Director(s):
John English
William Witney

Cast:
Tom Tyler ...Captain Marvel
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...Billy Batson (as Frank Coghlan, Jr.)
William 'Billy' Benedict ...Whitey Murphy (as William Benedict)
Louise Currie ...Betty Wallace
Robert Strange ...John Malcolm
Harry Worth ...Prof. Luther Bentley
Bryant Washburn ...Harry Carlyle [Ch. 1-3]
John Davidson ...Tal Chotali
George Pembroke ...Dr. Stephen Lang [Ch. 1-9]
George Lynn ...Prof. Dwight Fisher [Ch. 1-6] (as Peter George...
Reed Hadley ...Rahman Bar [Ch. 1,11-12]
Jack Mulhall ...Howell [Ch. 1]
Kenne Duncan ...Barnett (chief henchman) [Ch. 2-10] (as Kenneth...
Nigel De Brulier ...Shazam [Ch. 1]
John Bagni ...Henchman Cowan [Ch. 2-10]
Carleton young ...Henchman Martin [Ch. 3-9]
Leyland Hodgson ...Maj. Rawley [Ch. 1] (as Leland Hodgson)
Stanley Price ...Owens (henchman-driver) [Ch. 3-5]
Ernest Sarracino ...Akbar [Ch. 11-12]
Tetsu Komai ...Chan Lai [Ch. 4]
Wilson Benge ...Benson (Lang's Butler) [Ch. 8]
Lynton Brent ...Lefty (Heavy at Lang's Estate) [Ch. 8]
Earle D. Bunn ...Dam Heavy 1 [Ch. 7]
Ed Cassidy ...Dodge, Captain of 'The Carfax' [Ch. 10]
Steve Clemente ...Native 5
Armand Cortes ...Hamid (the Wise Man) [Ch. 12]
Victor Cox ...Henchman
Dick Crockett ...Bridge Heavy [Ch. 2]
Joe De La Cruz ...Native 6
Eddie Dew ...Cavalry Lieutenant [Ch. 1]

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Producer(s):
Hiram S. Brown Jr.

Writer(s):
Bill Parker
C.C. Beck
Ronald Davidson
Norman S. Hall
Arch Heath
Joseph F. Poland
Sol Shor

Composer(s):
Cy Feuer

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