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The Green Hornet (1940)





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The 13-episode Universal serial The Green Hornet is based on the radio series of the same name. Gordon Jones stars as Britt Reid, crusading young publisher of the Daily Sentinel, who matches wits with the underworld by disguising himself as the Green Hornet. So far as police are concerned, the Hornet is himself a criminal; this misunderstanding enables Reid to operate "outside the law" to battle criminals and racketeers. In the course of the serial, Reid and his faithful valet Kato (Keye Luke), the only living person who knows the true identity of the Hornet, take on a crooked insurance racket, an auto-theft ring and a dishonest flying school. Others in the cast include Anne Nagel as Reid's secretary Lenore "Casey" Case, and Wade Boteler as thick-headed detective Michael Axford. A TV version of The Green Hornet appeared in 1966, with Van Williams as Reid and no less than Bruce Lee as Kato.


Gordon Jones
as Britt Reid/Green Lantern
Wade Boteler
as Michael Axford
Phillip Trent
as Jasper Jenks
Cy Kendall
as Curtis Monroe
Stanley Andrews
as Police Commissioner
Selmer Jackson
as District Attorney
Joseph Crehan
as Judge Stanton
Arthur Loft
as Joe Ogden
Gene Rizzi
as Carney
Alan Ladd
as Gilpin
Edward Earle
as Felix Grant
Douglas Evans
as Mortinson
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Critic Reviews for The Green Hornet

All Critics (1)

Sure, the heroics are corny. If they weren't corny, they wouldn't be any fun. Yet the derring-do holds up pretty well.

February 4, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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