The Green Hornet (1940)
13 Chapter Cliffhanger Serial

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The Green Hornet is a 1940 black-and-white 13 chapter movie serial from Universal Pictures. Britt Reid, publisher of The Sentinel newspaper, is secretly the vigilante crime fighter the Green Hornet. He and his Korean valet Kato investigate and expose several seemingly separate criminal rackets. This leads them into continued conflict with "the Chief," the mastermind behind the criminal syndicate controlling those rackets.

This vintage, black & white serial from 1940 (presented in 13 thrill-packed episodes) was still definitely about 10 times more entertaining and exciting to watch than was the likes of Seth Rogen's dismal and completely contemptible feature film adaptation of the Green Hornet character in 2011.

Kato is Korean in the serial rather than being the original Japanese character of the radio series, due to rising anti-Japanese sentiment around the world. This prior to Japan's December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into World War II. The radio show dropped Kato's nationality from the introductory sequence, included passing references in dialogue to his character being Filipino, and years later, after the war, returned to the standard show introduction.


Gordon Jones as Britt Reid and The Green Hornet
Wade Boteler as Michael Axford
Keye Luke as Kato
Anne Nagel as Leonore Case
Phillip Trent as Jasper Jenks
Cy Kendall as Curtis Monroe
Stanley Andrews as Police Commissioner
Selmer Jackson as District Attorney
Joseph Crehan as Judge Stanton
Walter McGrail as Dean
Gene Rizzi as Corey
John Kelly as Pete Hawks
Eddie Dunn as D.H. Sligby
Edward Earle as Felix Grant
Ben Taggart as Phil Bartlett
Clyde Dilson as Meadows
Jerry Marlowe as Bob Stafford
Frederick Vogeding as Max Gregory

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