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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.
Also Known As:
Return of Captain America
Title: Captain America
Release Date: February 05, 1944
Runtime: 244 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
Dick Purcell ...Captain America / Grant Gardner
Lorna Gray ...Gail Richards
Lionel Atwill ...Dr. Cyrus Maldor
Charles Trowbridge ...Commissioner Dryden
Russell Hicks ...Mayor Randolph
George J. Lewis ...Bart Matson
John Davidson ...Gruber
Norman Nesbitt ...Newscaster
Frank Reicher ...Prof. Lyman [Ch. 1]
Hugh Sothern ...Prof. Dodge [Chs. 2-5]
Tom Chatterton ...J.C. Henley [Chs. 6-8]
Robert Frazer ...Dr. Clinton Lyman [Chs. 10-12]
John Hamilton ...Hillman [Chs. 13-14]
Crane Whitley ...Dirk [Chs. 11-12]
Edward Keane ...Scarab Agent 33 [Ch. 15]
John Bagni ...Henchman Monk
Jay Novello ...Henchman Simms [Ch. 1]
Sam Ash ...Florist #2 [Ch. 1]
Brooks Benedict ...Florist #1 [Ch. 1]
Wilson Benge ...Lyman's Butler [Ch. 10]
Lynton Brent ...Airplane Mechanic [Chs. 8-9]
Roy Brent ...Nick
George Byron ...Walt Davis
James Carlisle ...J.V. Wilson, first victim [Ch. 1]
Ed Cassidy ...Tec-Ni-GasCo. gate guard [Ch. 7]
James Conaty ...Victim [Ch. 1]
Lorn Courdaye ...Gas station attendant [Ch. 5]
Hal Craig ...Patrolman #2
John Daheim ...Dodge Bldg. thug #2 [Chs. 1-2] / Lab Thug [Chs....
George DeNormand ...Pete
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William J. O'Sullivan
Royal K. Cole
Harry L. Fraser
Joseph F. Poland
- [first lines] The Scarab: This is the voice of the Scarab, Wilson. I command you to drive your car over the cliff!
Newscaster: The death of Harold Jackson, well-known attorney, is another link in the chain of mysterious crimes known as "The Purple Death Murders." In each case a subtle unknown poison has been found in the blood stream of the dead men and each victim clutched in his hand a jeweled scarab. The scarab, ironically, was the symbol of eternal life among the ancients. It is significant that all of the murdered men were actively or financially connected with a recent scientific expedition into the ancient Mayan ruins of Central America. The authorities are completely baffled and the Mayor has called District Attorney Grant Gardner to appear before a meeting in the office of Police Commissioner Dryden.
Bates, Florist #3 [Ch. 1]: This dame's wise to our set-up!
Newscaster: A dead man has been brought back to life! This astonishing news came from the District Attorney's office today when it was announced here that Bart Matson, the notorious Scarab henchman who died yesterday, was resurrected by Dr. Lyman's life restoring machine.
[the Scarab's henchmen have captured Hillman, Gail and a policeman] Bart Matson: Now, Mr. Hillman, the Scarab wants the other half of the treasure map. Hillman [Chs. 13-14]: You may tell the Scarab I'll not aid his murderous plans even at the risk of my life. Bart Matson: It's not only your life that's at stake. Take care of those two!
- In Captain America's original story, a man named Steve Rogers - who is too weak and puny to fight in World War II - is injected with a Super-Soldier Serum and develops an enhanced physique, after which he becomes Captain America and does battle with the agents of Nazi Germany. This back-story was rejected by Republic during the making of this serial, as it would have required costly retakes at the time. In the serial, Captain America's real name is Grant Gardner, he is the city's district attorney, and his foe is the Scarab, aka Karl Maaldor, played by Lionel Atwill.
Chapter Titles: - 1. The Purple Death - 2. Mechanical Executioner - 3. Scarlet Shroud - 4. Preview of Murder - 5. Blade of Wrath - 6. Vault of Vengeance - 7. Wholesale Destruction - 8. Cremation in the Clouds - 9. Triple Tragedy - 10. The Avenging Corpse - 11. The Dead Man Returns - 12. Horror on the Highway - 13. Skyscraper Plunge - 14. The Scarab Strikes - 15. The Toll of Doom
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