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Black Dragons (1942)

Black Dragons





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After an opening scene at a Washington DC cocktail party where it is demonstrated that "loose lips sink ships", the plot proper gets under way, wherein a group of six men conspire to undermine America's war effort. What is the connection between these six men, all of them outwardly respectable members of Washingtonian society? Hero Don (Clayton Moore) and heroine Alice (Joan Barclay) suspect that the answer lies with the mysterious, wryly philosophical Dr. Melcher (Bela Lugosi), a world-famous plastic surgeon. It turns out that Melcher is part of an elaborate espionage scheme hatched by the dreaded Black Dragon Society of Japan.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Harvey Gates, Harvey Harris Gates
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 1992
Astor Pictures Corporation


Bela Lugosi
as Dr. Melcher/Monsieur...
Joan Barclay
as Alice Saunders
Clayton Moore
as FBI Agent Richard 'D...
George Pembroke
as Dr. Bill Saunders
Bernard Gorcey
as The Cabby
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All Critics (1)

All in all, Black Dragons is deliciously silly with some magnificently dopey dialogue.

Full Review… | November 21, 2013
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Black Dragons


Bela Lugosi hypnotizes six industrialists/war profiteers, then kills them. A tedious and preposterous anti-Japanese propaganda mystery that's mainly interesting for its peek into wartime psychology.

Greg S

Super Reviewer


i wasnt very found of the story but once againg i give Bela Lugosi props he is THE BEST!

Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

it's a lugosi film. if you've seen his other films, you know what to expect. anyway, this one involves him killing folks for a while...and, well, it's just not all that good compared to other films he stars in. it's one of lugosi's poorer films in my...(read more) humble li'l opinion...but it's still better than a lot of other b-movies out there.

justin williams

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