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Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 10 June 1939 (USA)
Using a diabolical disguise, Harry Crowel embarks on a vengeful career of destruction...opposed by three heroic daredevils.

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Barry Shipman (original screenplay), Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Quigley ... Gene Townley
Bruce Bennett ... Tiny Dawson (as Herman Brix)
David Sharpe ... Bert Knowles
Carole Landis ... Blanche Granville
Miles Mander ... Horace Granville
Charles Middleton ... 39013 - Harry Crowel
C. Montague Shaw ... Dr. Malcolm
Ben Taggart ... Dixon
William Pagan William Pagan ... Police Chief Landon [Ch. 1]
Corbet Morris ... Klein [Ch. 5]
Raymond Bailey ... Stanley - Secretary [Chs. 1-3, 11]
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Snowflake (as Snowflake)
George Chesebro ... Sheffield [Chs. 1, 11]
Ray Miller Ray Miller ... Jeff
Robert Winkler ... Sammy Townley [Chs. 1, 11]
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Storyline

Diabolical mastermind Harry Crowel, a.k.a. Prisoner 39013, escapes and, with a seemingly endless supply of henchmen, sets out to destroy all holdings of industrialist Horace Granville, who put him in prison. One target is an amusement park, home of the three Daredevils of the Red Circle, who perform death-defying stunts. Aghast at innocent lives lost, our three heroes swear to capture No. 39013. It'll be harder than they suspect; the villain is holding the real Granville captive, and with a near-perfect disguise, has taken his place! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der gelbe Kreis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$126,118 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES: 1: The Monstrous Plot; 2: The Mysterious Friend; 3: The Executioner; 4: Sabotage; 5: The Ray of death; 6: 30 Seconds to Live; 7: The Flooded Mine; 8: S.O.S.; 9: Ladder of Peril; 10: The Infernal Machine; 11: The Red Circle Speaks; 12: Flight to Doom. See more »

Goofs

In chapter four when the Daredevils rush out of the room they upset Snowflake knocking loose the dinner tray, when it crashed to the floor no food or drink is visible. See more »

Quotes

Horace Granville: You're mad!
No. 39013, Harry Crowel: I spent 15 years in a cell like that. That's enough to make anyone, if not mad, then very annoyed.
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Crazy Credits

The titular trio have a pet dog named Tuffie. His is the 16th name in the cast list. See more »

Connections

Edited into King of the Carnival (1955) See more »

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17 February 2002 | by tomwalSee all my reviews

This is a serial that has it all! The leads,Herman Brix[Bruce Bennett],Charles Quigley,and David Sharpe are top notch.Carole Landis is fine as the herione,and Charles Middleton does his usual fne work as the master villian.Sharpe shows that he can act as well as perform those great stunts!Location filming adds to the scenic values,good story line,music score,and special effects from the Lydecker brothers. It all adds up to 12 chapters of non-stop action.One of my top ten serials from Republic.


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