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DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY (1942)
A Universal 12-chapter serial
$14.95, 2 DVD set with extras: theatrical trailer, 1936 comic strip, script pages with video
Don Terry, John Litel, Claire Dodd, Anne Nagel, Walter Sandy Wade Boteler Video Sample: Frames From the DVD:
Written and filmed just weeks before the U.S. entered World War 2, the 12-chapter serial DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY was just what American audiences were craving at the height of their patriotic fervor. Based on the newspaper comic strip created by retired Lieutenant Commander Frank V. Martinek, Navy officer Winslow battles a foreign sabotage ring led by a mysterious figure calling himself “The Scorpion”, who barks his orders to his agents through a giant TV screen in their underwater hideout. As The Scorpion unleashes plan after plan to stop the Navy from constructing a base on fictional Tangita Island, Winslow finds himself a hair away from certain death at the end of each chapter. Feel the excitement that gripped young 1942 audiences as Winslow faces each cliffhanging predicament in his mission to save the world from The Scorpion!
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