Adventures of Captain Marvel
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1941
Directors: William Witney, John English
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 017153-146202
Running time: 3:36 (216 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 16, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#40)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 31, 2003
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Considered by many to be the finest serial ever made, The Adventures of Captain Marvel chronicles the exploits of "The World's Mightiest Mortal" as he combats The Scorpion, a hooded villain intent on obtaining six optical lenses that, when aligned properly, turn ordinary stones into gold! Highlighting the serial were the fabulous flying sequences by Republic's ace special effects team, Howard and Theodore Lydecker. Combining a wired dummy photographed against real backgrounds in natural sunlight, with spectacular take-ff leaps and landings supplied by action ace, David Sharpe, the final effects are still as fascinating today as they were in 1941. The Adventures of Captain Marvel marked the very first time a comic book superhero's exploits were transferred to the silver screen, and the resulting 12 chapters have yet to be equalled for excitement and entertainment.
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Misc.
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Genres
Adventure
Fantasy
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Republic Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Artisan Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
William Witney....Director
John English....Director
Writing
Ronald Davidson....Screenwriter
Norman S. Hall....Screenwriter
Arch B. Heath....Screenwriter
Joseph Poland....Screenwriter
Sol Shor....Screenwriter
Cinematography
William Nobels....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Edward Todd....Film Editor
William P. Thompson....Film Editor
Music
Cy Feuer....Composer
Cast
Tom Tyler....Captain Marvel
Frank Coghlan Jr.....Billy Batson
William 'Billy' Benedict....Whitey Murphy
Louise Currie....Betty Wallace
Robert Strange....John Malcolm
Harry Worth....Luther Bentley
Bryant Washburn....Harry Carlyle [Ch. 1-3]
John Davidson....Tal Chotali
George Pembroke....Dr. Stephen Lang [Ch. 1-8]
George Lynn....Prof. Dwight Fisher [Ch. 1-6]
Reed Hadley....Rahman Bar [Ch. 1]
Jack Mulhall....Howell [Ch. 1]
Kenne Duncan....Barnett, Chief Henchman [Ch. 2-9]
Nigel De Brulier....Shazam [Ch. 1]
John Bagni....Cowan [Ch. 2-9]
Carleton Young....Martin [Ch. 3-9]
Leyland Hodgson....Maj. Rawley
Stanley Price....Owens [Ch. 4-5]
Ernest Sarracino....Akbar [Ch. 11-12]
Tetsu Komai....Chan Lai [Ch. 4]
Wilson Benge....Benson, Lang's Butler [Ch. 8]
Lynton Brent....Lefty, Thug at Lang's Estate [Ch. 8]
Earle D. Bunn....Betty's Kidnapper (uncredited)
Ed Cassidy....Captain Dodge [Ch. 10] (uncredited
Steve Clemente....Native (uncredited)
Armand Cortes....Hamid, the Wise Man (uncredited)
Victor Cox.... (uncredited)
Dick Crockett....Bridge Thug (uncredited)
Joe De La Cruz.... (uncredited)
Eddie Dew....Lieutenant (uncredited)
Curley Dresden....Native (uncredited)
Bud Geary....Pete (uncredited)
Augie Gomez....Native (uncredited)
Ray Hanson....Drucker (uncredited)
Sam Harris....Col. Hudson (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome....Brandon, Airport Thug [Ch. 3]
Al Kikume....Lead Native (uncredited)
Marten Lamont....Radio Sergeant (uncredited)
Ted Mapes....Seaman (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe....Gus (uncredited)
Gerald Mohr....Scorpion (uncredited, voice)
Chuck Morrison....Mate Carlson (uncredited)
Loren Riebe....Guillotine and Curio Shop Thug
Francis Sayles....Carter (uncredited)
George Suzanne....Betty's Kidnapper (uncredited)
Al Taylor....Native Camp Raider [Ch. 1]
Duke Taylor....Guillotine Thug (uncredited)
Ken Terrell....Hawks (uncredited)
Frank Wayne....Betty's Kidnapper (uncredited)
Henry Wills....Native (uncredited)
Carl Zwolsman....Army Sentry (uncredited)