Spy Smasher

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Spy Smasher is a 12-episode 1942 Republic movie serial based on the Fawcett Comics character Spy Smasher which is now apart of DC Comics. It was the 25th of the 66 serials produced by Republic. The serial was directed by William Witney with Kane Richmond... read more
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Spy Smasher is a 12-episode 1942 Republic movie serial based on the Fawcett Comics character Spy Smasher which is now apart of DC Comics. It was the 25th of the 66 serials produced by Republic. The serial was directed by William Witney with Kane Richmond and Marguerite Chapman as the leads. This serial was Chapman's big break into a career in movies and television. Spy Smasher is a very highly regarded serial. In 1966, a television movie was made from the serial footage under the title Spy Smasher Returns.

Original Release

04/04/1942

US Release

04/04/1942

Cast

Kane Richmond Jack Armstrong / Alan Armstrong / Spy Smasher
Marguerite Chapman Eve Corby
Sam Flint Adm. Corby / Admiral Corby
Hans Schumm The Mask
Franco Corsaro Capt. Pierre Durand [Chs. 1-4] / Captain Pierre Durand
Hans von Morhart Capt. Gerhardt [Chs. 1, 8, 12] / Captain Gerhardt
Georges Renavent Gov. LeComte [Ch. 3] / Governor LeComte
Rudolph Anders Dungeon Col. Von Kohr [Ch. 1] / Col. Von Kohr
Henry Zynda Ritter Lazar [Ch. 1] / Ritter Lazar
Paul Bryar Lawlor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Witney

Writers

Ronald Davidson, Norman S. Hall, William Lively, Joseph O'Donnell, Joseph F. Poland

Cast

Kane Richmond Jack Armstrong / Alan Armstrong / Spy Smasher
Marguerite Chapman Eve Corby
Sam Flint Adm. Corby / Admiral Corby
Hans Schumm The Mask
Franco Corsaro Capt. Pierre Durand [Chs. 1-4] / Captain Pierre Durand
Hans von Morhart Capt. Gerhardt [Chs. 1, 8, 12] / Captain Gerhardt
Georges Renavent Gov. LeComte [Ch. 3] / Governor LeComte
Rudolph Anders Dungeon Col. Von Kohr [Ch. 1] / Col. Von Kohr
Henry Zynda Ritter Lazar [Ch. 1] / Ritter Lazar
Paul Bryar Lawlor
Tom London Crane
Richard Bond Henchman Hayes / Hayes
Crane Whitley Hauser
John James Henchman Steve / Steve
Tristram Coffin Drake
Lowden Adams Maitre D', Hotel Royale [Ch. 5]
Frank Alten Captain of Guard, Headquarters [Ch. 1]
Roy Brent Hanging Party Soldier [Ch. 2]
John Buckley Walker, Launch Heavy [Ch. 8]
Yakima Canutt Armored Car Driver [Ch. 9]

Producers

Editors

Tony Martinelli, Edward Todd

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