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Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by William Witney and John English .

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Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, William Witney and John English)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 26, 2017 From The Stop Button

About seventy percent of Adventures of Captain Marvel is narratively useless. Nothing occurring in chapters two through ten has an effect on how the story actually turns out. The serial has a great first chapter involving a tomb robbing archeological expedition in Thailand. Radio journalist Frank Co... Read full article


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 12: Captain Marvel’s Secret

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 22, 2017 From The Stop Button

Captain Marvel?s Secret opens with yet another lackluster cliffhanger resolve. No reason to change it up at the end, apparently. The chapter has a lot to do in sixteen minutes. It?s got to reveal the evil Scorpion?s identity, stop the Scorpion?s evil plan, and maybe do something regarding Frank Cogh... Read full article


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 11:

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 21, 2017 From The Stop Button

Valley of Death is the penultimate chapter of Adventures of Captain Marvel. It?s in a rush to finish. The cliffhanger resolution is boring, though leads to some decent effects shots. The cast ends up in a hotel somewhere, planning to return to Thailand and the tombs from the first chapter. Villain R... Read full article


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 10: Doom Ship

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 20, 2017 From The Stop Button

There?s nothing nice to say about Doom Ship?s opening cliffhanger resolution other than it?s short and leads into an energetic fight scene for Frank Coghlan Jr. More than ever, Coghlan?s got the wrong timing for turning into Tom Tyler?s Captain Marvel this chapter. Unlike the times when Coghlan?s be... Read full article


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 9: Dead Man’s Trap

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 19, 2017 From The Stop Button

Dead Man?s Trap is, I guess, a bridging chapter. It depends on what?s next. Otherwise it?s a treading water chapter. It picks up from the previous chapter?s ?cliffhanger? (quotations because it?s more of a ?beware the cliff 150 meters away? than anything else) and gives George Pembroke quite a bit t... Read full article


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[On the inner tomb, the archeologists discover a carving of a Scorpion with ancient writing surrounding it]
John Malcolm: Why, there's an inscription here! Can you translate it, Tal Chotali?
Tal Chotali: Why, yes, I can translate it. It say, "Let what reposes behind this stone remain hidden from the eyes of mankind... for all time."


Shazam [Ch. 1]: I am Shazam.
Billy Batson: My name is...
Shazam [Ch. 1]: All is known to me. Your name is Billy Batson. You did not pry into the secret of the Scorpion. That is why I am here.
Billy Batson: But where did you come from?
Shazam [Ch. 1]: Out of the past, my son. Down through the ages to guard the secret of the Scorpion.


Tal Chotali: The chief warns us that no permit can protect us from the curse of the Scorpion if we enter the inner tomb.


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Captain Marvel's costume, which is red in comic books, was actually blue/gray in order to photograph better in black and white
The effect of Captain Marvel flying was achieved by filming an over-sized dummy that was slid along a fine wire
The Golden Scorpion weapon featured in this serial would be reintroduced in Captain Marvel's 1990 series, "The Power of Shazam!"
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