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Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1941 Wide

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The Adventures of Captain Marvel is a 12-episode Republic serial based on the comic book character of the same name. Young Billy Batson (Frank Coghlan Jr.) is part of a scientific expedition in a remote section of Siam. Trapped in an ancient tomb, Billy happens upon an ancient shaman acronymically named Shazam (each letter in his name stands for a famous Greek or Roman god). Because Billy has obeyed the warnings written on the sacred chamber, the old man rewards the boy with the ability to turn

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The cliff-hanger serial was great fun.

January 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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THE best serial ever made, a true B-movie classic.

September 26, 2005
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One of the best of all classic cliffhangers.

March 1, 2004
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