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The Adventures of Captain Marvel [DVD] [1941]

  • SKU: 28842066
  • Release Date: 07/09/2015
  • Rating: NR

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    The Adventures of Captain Marvel
    The Adventures of Captain Marvel is a 12-episode Republic serial based on the comic book character of the same name. Young Billy Batson (Frank Coghlan Jr.) is part of a scientific expedition in a remote section of Siam. Trapped in an ancient tomb, Billy happens upon an ancient shaman acronymically named Shazam (each letter in his name stands for a famous Greek or Roman god). Because Billy has obeyed the warnings written on the sacred chamber, the old man rewards the boy with the ability to turn into superhero Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler). Billy can make the transformation only by uttering the word "Shazam!"--which explains why the script, for suspense purposes, contrives to have Billy bound and gagged at crucial moments. Young Batson finds that his alter ego comes in handy in determining the identity of "the Scorpion," a member of the expedition who plans to kill his colleagues after learning the secret hiding places of the components of a super-weapon called the Golden Scorpion. A well-above-average Republic entry, The Adventures of Captain Marvel is distinguished by the eye-popping stunt work of David Sharpe and by Captain Marvel's utterly convincing flying scenes, courtesy of special-effects maestros Howard and Theodore Lydecker. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Tom Tyler
      Tom Tyler - Captain Marvel
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      Frank Coghlan, Jr. - Billy Batson
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      William Benedict - Murphy
    • Louise Currie
      Louise Currie - Betty Wallace
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      Robert Strange - John Malcolm

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the greatest serials in stunning quality

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      Adventures of Captain Marvel is near the top of any serial fan's list of the greats of the genre. Casting is spot one with Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel. Dave Sharpe, super-stuntman of the era provides amazing action. The Lydecker Brothers special effect will make you believe a man can fly, nearly 40 years before Christopher Reeve's Superman. The print used is a bit rough, but detail is fantastic, and in a few spots it reveals some of the 'tricks' involved. A must own, blind buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DC addition

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      Good movie with great special effects. A great addition to my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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