Red Barry

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Based on the comic strip by Will Gould, the serial followed the adventures of tough guy police detective "Red" Barry (Crabbe) in his quest to recover valuable stolen savings bonds. Crabbe has to deal with a gang of Russian crooks (headed by Edna... read more

Based on the comic strip by Will Gould, the serial followed the adventures of tough guy police detective "Red" Barry (Crabbe) in his quest to recover valuable stolen savings bonds. Crabbe has to deal with a gang of Russian crooks (headed by Edna Sedgewick and including Stanley Price), a group of Chinese agents (headed by Cyril Delevanti) and a bunch of American/Chinese racketeers (headed by Frank Lackteen, Wheeler Oakman and a young Tom Steele), as well as a hostile police commissioner (William Gould no relation to the strip's creator) and a bumbling British sleuth named Valentine Vane (Hugh Huntley). Despite all the conflicting gangs, Crabbe manages to come out on top with the help of female reporter Mississippi (Frances Robinson) and Police Inspector "Scotty" Scott (Wade Boteler). Crabbe was ideal as Barry, an unshakable and unconventional cop who didn’t let protocol or “due process” mess up his investigations, and who was in constant conflict with the windbag police commissioner (William Gould).

Original Release

09/16/1938

US Release

10/18/1938

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Cast

Buster Crabbe Red Barry
Frances Robinson Mississippi
Edna Sedgewick Natacha
Cyril Delevanti Wing Fu
Frank Lackteen Quong Lee
Wade Boteler Inspector Scott
Hugh Huntley Valentine Vane
Philip Ahn Hong Kong Cholly
William Ruhl C.E. Mannix
William Gould Commissioner Tom
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ford Beebe, Alan James

Writers

Norman S. Hall, Ray Trampe, Will Gould

Cast

Buster Crabbe Red Barry
Frances Robinson Mississippi
Edna Sedgewick Natacha
Cyril Delevanti Wing Fu
Frank Lackteen Quong Lee
Wade Boteler Inspector Scott
Hugh Huntley Valentine Vane
Philip Ahn Hong Kong Cholly
William Ruhl C.E. Mannix
William Gould Commissioner Tom
Wheeler Oakman Weaver
Stanley Price Petrov
Earl Douglas Igor
Charles Stevens Capt. Moy / Captain Moy
Eric Wilton Tubbs- Vane's Butler / Tubbs
Rita Gould Mama Sonia
Kernan Cripps Policeman Mac
Donald Gallaher Brown
Bud Jamison Stagehand
James Sheridan Weaver's Henchman

Producers

Editors

Saul A. Goodkind, Louis Sackin, Alvin Todd

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