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Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | | Thriller, War | 6 March 1942 (USA)
A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Harvey Gates (original story), Harvey Gates (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Dr. Melcher aka Monsieur Colomb / Cell Prisoner
Joan Barclay ... Alice Saunders
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... Dr. Bill Saunders
Clayton Moore ... Dick Martin
Robert Frazer ... Amos Hanlin
Edward Peil Sr. ... Ryder (as Edward Piel Sr.)
Robert Fiske ... Phillip Wallace
Irving Mitchell Irving Mitchell ... John Van Dyke
Kenneth Harlan ... FBI Chief Colton
Max Hoffman Jr. Max Hoffman Jr. ... Kearney
Frank Melton ... FBI Agent
Joseph Eggenton Joseph Eggenton ... Stevens
I. Stanford Jolley ... The Dragon (as Stanford Jolley)
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Storyline

A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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See him pit his terror against Japan's treacherous agents in the U.S.A.! See more »

Genres:

Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Menace See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Alice Saunders: Will we see you again?
Monsieur Colomb: Who knows, in this crazy world!
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Dated mid-war curiosity
8 September 2000 | by sailorsamSee all my reviews

With a budget of, say, over $100 (which is what Republic appears to have spent on this) this could have been a much more intriguing film. Potential plot of sabatours being removed from this world (ie, getting killed) doesnt come close to fullfilling its promise. Still, it has its moments, and Mr Lugosi is real fun to watch. Not highly recommended, but there are worse ways to fill an hour.


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