Captain America

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Captain America is a 1944 Republic black-and-white serial film loosely based on the Timely Comics character Captain America. It was the last Republic serial made about a superhero. It also has the distinction of being the most expensive serial that Republic ever made. read more

Captain America is a 1944 Republic black-and-white serial film loosely based on the Timely Comics character Captain America. It was the last Republic serial made about a superhero. It also has the distinction of being the most expensive serial that Republic ever made. It also stands as the first theatrical release connected to a Marvel character; the next theatrical release featuring a Marvel hero would not occur for more than 40 years. It was also the last live-action rendition of a Marvel character in any media until Spider-Man appeared in the Spidey Super Stories segment of the children's TV series The Electric Company in 1974.

Original Release

02/05/1944

US Release

02/05/1944

Cast

Dick Purcell Grant Gardner / Captain America
Lorna Gray Gail Richards
Lionel Atwill Cyrus Maldor
Charles Trowbridge Dryden / Police Commissioner Dryden
Russell Hicks Randolph / Mayor Randolph
George J. Lewis Bart Matson
John Davidson Gruber
Norman Nesbitt Newscaster
Frank Reicher Lyman [Ch. 1] / Lyman
Hugh Sothern Eldon Dodge [Chs. 2-5]
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Elmer Clifton, John English

Writers

Royal K. Cole, Harry L. Fraser, Ronald Davidson, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Grant Nelson, Joseph F. Poland, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

Cast

Dick Purcell Grant Gardner / Captain America
Lorna Gray Gail Richards
Lionel Atwill Cyrus Maldor
Charles Trowbridge Dryden / Police Commissioner Dryden
Russell Hicks Randolph / Mayor Randolph
George J. Lewis Bart Matson
John Davidson Gruber
Norman Nesbitt Newscaster
Frank Reicher Lyman [Ch. 1] / Lyman
Hugh Sothern Eldon Dodge [Chs. 2-5]
Tom Chatterton J.C. Henley [Chs. 6-8]
Robert Frazer Clinton Lyman [Chs. 10-12]
John Hamilton G.F. Hillman [Chs. 13-14]
Crane Whitley Dirk [Chs. 11-12]
Edward Keane Agent 33 [Ch. 15]
John Bagni Monk
Jay Novello Simms [Ch. 1]
Bud Geary Thug at Grant's Office [Ch. 13]
Fred Graham Agent B-10 [Chs. 4, 8-9] / Farm Thug [Chs. 14-15]
LeRoy Mason Bates--Florist #3 [Ch. 1]

Producers

Editors

Wallace Grissell, Earl Turner

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