Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

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To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"


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  • Tom Tyler in Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
  • Frank Coghlan Jr. and Nigel De Brulier in Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
  • Kenne Duncan and Reed Hadley in Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
  • Tom Tyler in Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
  • Kenne Duncan and Tom Tyler in Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
  • John Bagni and Tom Tyler in Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

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Directors:

John English , William Witney

Writers:

Ronald Davidson (original screenplay), Norman S. Hall (original screenplay), Arch Heath (original screenplay), Joseph F. Poland (original screenplay), Sol Shor (original screenplay)

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25 March 1999 | Rod-39
10
| Probably the best serial ever made
This is a thoroughly enjoyable serial. The special effects in this film are extraordinary, especially the "flying sequences" and especially considering that this was done in 1941 (as a comaprison, watch the two Superman Serials, shot serveral years later, with the late Kirk Allen, where suddenly Allen turns into a cartoon when he takes off). Tom Tyler was perfect as "The World's Mightiest Mortal" (aka "The Big Red Cheese" as Marvel was known in the comics), properly stoic. This is definitely the best of the "super hero" serials. This should be enjoyed by young and old alike. A definite 5 star serial. Highly recommended!!!

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