The Green Hornet (1940 Adventure, Crime, Drama Serial)

This is a 13 episode serial that has been edited to a full length movie. It is rather long, but still a great movie to watch. You may have to do it in a couple settings, but well worth it.
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.
Gordon Jones as Britt Reid and The Green Hornet[1]
Wade Boteler as Michael Axford
Keye Luke as 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 was two years 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.
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 [Ch.11] (as Fredrik Vogeding)

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